Upper Falls is a stupendous 109 ft. cascade at the head of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Despite the fact that it is often overlooked because of its proximity to its taller sibling, Lower Falls (See Previous Picture), Upper Falls is still worth the visit. You can see it from the roadside or take a quick 1/8 mile hike to get a closer view.
The Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River crashes through the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone a short distance upstream from the Lower Falls. At 109 ft. high, it is not as dramatic or inspiring as the Lower Falls, but is still nonetheless an incredible waterfall not to be missed.
There are not as many great viewpoints for Upper Yellowstone Falls. The best is from Uncle Tom's Trail parking area. Walk to the canyon rim to the developed overlook. A better and closer view is available by walking on the trail upriver for a short 10-15 minutes, bringing you to an excellent overlook. Another interesting perspective of the Upper Falls can be found at the Brink of the Upper Falls trail, a short easy walk leading you to the top of the falls. This signed turnoff is off the Grand Loop Rd.