Tower Fall, Tower Creek, Yellowstone Nat. Park, Wyo.
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TOWER FALLS ON TOWER CREEK, YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYO. Though less frequented than some more noted portions of Yellowstone Park, no section of it will reward the visitor with more magnificent mountain scenery or more spots bewitching in their sylvan beauty than the part lying to the N. and N. E. of the Grand Canyon. Public auto grounds and the cabins and lodge of Camp Roosevelt near Tower Falls, 19 miles N. of Canyon Junction, afford convenient starting points for excursions to Specimen Ridge, the Buffalo Ranch, Cooke City and the Grasshopper Glacier, Tower Falls or any other of the places of interest easily to be reached from this point. Of these, Tower Falls or any other of the places of interst easily to be reached from this point. Of these, Tower Falls or any other of the places of interest easily to be reached from this point. Of these, Tower Falls itself is one of the nearest at hand. It lies just above the mouth of Tower Creek, which, in wearing its deep, narrow canyon through the volcanic strata has left great towers and pinnacles of rock projecting toward the sky, several of them at the very brink of the falls themselves. The waters, leaping through the monumental gateway, fling themselves in a sheer, white sheet from a height of 132 ft. into a cavernous basin partly concealed from view between gigantic rocks and among graceful evergreen trees. Lieut. G. C. doane, of the Washburn Expedition, in his official report to the government, described Tower Falls with terse eloquence. "Nothing can be more chastely beautiful," said the Army officer, "than this lovely cascade, hidden away in the dim light of overshadowing rocks and woods, its very voice hushed to a low murmur, unheard at a distance of a few hundred yards. Thousands might pass within half a mile and not dream of its existence." (Elev. 6,400 ft. Lat. 45° N.; Long. 111° W.)