Golden Gate Canyon is in the northwestern region of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Glen Creek flows north through the canyon en route to the Gardner River descending from 7,400 feet (2,300 m) at Kingman Pass to just under 6,000 feet (1,800 m) in less than 3 miles (4.8 km). The northern portion of the Grand Loop Road traverses the canyon, connecting Mammoth Hot Springs with park features to the south.Make Golden Gate Canyon part of your personalized Yellowstone National Park itinerary using our Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.
A road was first built through the Golden Gate in 1884–85, replacing a steep, difficult road over Snow Pass. The construction was directed by U.S. Army Lieutenant Dan Christie Kingman. The canyon's name Golden Gate was first documented by Kingman in his reports to the Departments of the Army and Interior as what visitors to the park called the canyon and pass because of the yellow hue of the rocks in the area. The work included a wooden trestle where a cliff face precluded grading. In 1900 the viaduct was rebuilt as a concrete structure under the supervision of Captain Hiram M. Chittenden. Chittenden's viaduct was replaced in turn in 1930–34, the outcome of a program to widen the road. The widened viaduct was itself replaced in 1977.
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Make sure you stop at the Golden Gate Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. There are two areas to observe, the canyon and rustic falls.
Make sure you stop at the Golden Gate Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. There are two areas to observe, the canyon and rustic falls. more »
Great views of the canyon and valley below. Rustic Falls , a small low flow waterfall can be seen from pullover. We have seen Mountain Goats on the hill above the pullover.
Great views of the canyon and valley below. Rustic Falls , a small low flow waterfall can be seen from pullover. We have seen Mountain Goats on the hill above the pullover. more »
Nice pictures could be taken there
I got to see the on my way to Grand Teton in the AM and on the way back a couple days later in the PM. I wish I took photos in the AM. Morning is definitely the best time to enjoy the view of the waterfall and the engineering that went into building this road.
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