Tower Fall

8 ) Tower Fall – This is the most popular waterfall in Yellowstone other than the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon. The waterfall is located behind the General Store. A short walk will take you to an overlook, but we also recommend you take the short-but-steep hike down to the base of the waterfall.

Tower Fall is also a popular winter destination. It is accessible via cross-country skies or snowshoes by following the Roosevelt Junction to Tower Fall road.

Tower Fall is 17 miles north of Canyon or two miles south of Roosevelt.  During the winter months, the frozen falls are accessible via cross country skies.

Brief Description and History

Tower Fall is a must see waterfall.  132 feet in height, the waterfall is located in a canyon near the Tower Falls general store. 


A half-mile steep, switchback hike downward takes you to the bottom of the waterfall.  Take the same trail back up.  The trail is also accessible during the winter months, but skiers should pack in shoes appropriate for descending the very icy trail.  During the winter months, the entire waterfall is encased in an ice dome. The name “Tower” is derived from the towering volcanic formations surrounding the

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