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|Distance||0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers)|
|Time Required||10-20 minutes|
|Elevation Gain||0 feet (0 meters)|
|High Point||7700 feet (2350 meters)|
|Low Point||7700 feet (2350 meters)|
|Best Months||May - October|
For other trails with a similar name, please see Disambiguation:Artist Point
A spectacular view of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone awaits after an easy walk on paved ground - a definite cannot-miss if anywhere in the vicinity in Yellowstone National Park.
If coming from Tower-Roosevelt, head south to Canyon Village. From Norris head east to Canyon Village. Once you reach Canyon Village, go south. You will pass 3 turn offs and then the 4th should be signed for the South Rim Drive (turn left). Along this road there is a left turn parking lot for a view of the upper falls. Continue on to the end of the road to find the parking lot for Artist Point
If coming north from Fishing Bridge or Lake Village, go about 15 miles and then you will see a turnout for the South Rim Drive on your right. Follow the directions above from there.
The trail is really just a paved path to several lookouts. You will see a few some beautiful drops on your left as you go, but keep going of course because the best is at the small circular path at the end.
Parking during summer season might get a bit overcrowded, but other than that there are really no dangers.
The only fee is the Yellowstone entrance fee. Keep in mind that many roads in Yellowstone are closed during winter time, and the road from Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge opens sometime in early May, weather permitting.
Check the Operating Seasons page at the NPS website for the most up-to-date information about road closures and openings: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hours.htm
There is a port-o-potty at the turnout just south of Artist Point (the view of the upper falls).
The artist in question is supposedly F. Jay Haynes, who mentions Artist Point in a 1883 publication about Yellowstone National Park.
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