Okay, Not Bad   Gibbon Falls Easy

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Location: Yellowstone National Park, near Madison, Park County
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Height: ~80 ft.
Access:   car   nodog   wheelchair  
Distance: n/a
Elevation: 7100 ft.
Season: Apr-Sep
Lat/Long:44.65358, -110.77085
Directions:From Madison, drive east on the Grand Loop Rd. for 4.9 miles to the signed turnout for Gibbon Falls (or 8.5 miles south of Norris).

At this incredibly popular roadside turnout, the Gibbon River cascades for about 80 ft. forming Gibbon Falls.

The main reason we did not care much for this waterfall is that there were just too many people here. It is not very peaceful or soothing when you are being elbowed out of the way while trying to take a picture. But it did make me think about why people like waterfalls. By all accounts, Gibbon Falls is just a run-of-the-mill average waterfall, yet this was one of the more popular roadside stops we were at in Yellowstone. There is definitely something very "alluring" about waterfalls that attracts people, even those who are not as "obsessed" about them as myself.

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Other waterfalls nearby:

Firehole Falls 5.21 miles
Cascades of the Firehole 5.21 miles
Virginia Cascade 7.73 miles

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