National Geographic : 1934 Jul
Photograph byG.A.Grant, courtesy National Park Service WHAT A BACKGROUND FOR A SNAPSHOT-YELLOWSTONE CANYON, PLAYGROUND OFRAINBOWS! A horseback ride along the rim to Artist Point discloses a bird's-eye view of one of the most exquisite scenes in theYellowstone National Park. The green of lodgepole pines makes a setting for cliffs of decomposed volcanic rock, shading in hue from deep vermilion throughabewildering array ofpinks tobrilliant orange. The roaring river drops 308 feet in its lower fall, casting a spray that glints with color. From the edge of the roadwhere therider isposing, thebottom ofthegorge is 1,200 feet-straight down.