Things To Do In Tower Fall

Tower Fall is the most popular waterfall on Tower Creek located in the northern region of  Yellowstone National Park and it is a popular winter destination. It is situated behind the General Store. Its name comes from the rock pinnacles which are at the top of the fall. The height of this waterfall is about 132 feet. You will have to take a short walk that takes you to an overlook and you can also take a hike down to the base of the waterfall. 

Tower Fall is accessible through the snowshoes or cross-country skis that follow the Roosevelt Junction to the Tower Fall Road. It is about 17 miles north of Canyon or two miles south of Roosevelt. The waterfall is gorgeous and the basalt lava rock which is found throughout the place is designed into tower-like shapes. The trail to the falls is located to the east of the Tower gift shop and you can take a short walk.

Things to do in the Lamar Valley, the Northeast, Tower Fall, and Tower–Roosevelt:

  • Visit these historic areas- Northeast Entrance
  • Hydrothermal Features- Calcite Springs and Soda Butte
  • Other Natural Features- Lamar Canyon, Lamar Valley, Pleasant Valley, and Specimen Ridge
  • Visitor Services- Pebble Creek Campground, Roosevelt Lodge, Slough Creek Campground, Tower Fall Campground, and Tower Fall General Store
  • Waterfalls- Tower Fall

Most Attractive Places Lamar Valley, the Northeast, Tower Fall, and Tower–Roosevelt

Tower- Roosevelt

The Tower-Roosevelt area is located on the way around the Grand Loop and it is the place where you will have to explore. It is the favorite place for Teddy Roosevelt in the Yellowstone National Park which is not only because of its beauty but also for the abundance of wildlife found in that area. You will be able to see a bear on a road because this place has a large number of black bears. Elk, wolves, grizzly bears, moose, deer, bighorn sheep ewes, and lambs are also frequently seen in this area. 

Tower- Roosevelt area is known for its rolling mountains that are covered with trees, spruce, sagebrush, and aspen in the Yellowstone National Park. The drive from the Roosevelt to Tower offers an amazing view of steep canyon walls which ends below you at the shores of the Yellowstone River. And once you arrive at the Tower, you will be greeted by the famous Tower Fall which is about a 132-foot waterfall and that is one of the unique attractions in the Yellowstone National Park. 

Lamar Valley

Roosevelt is the gateway to the popular road via Lamar Valley. This area is filled with wildlife and scenery along the way to Cooke City, Montana at the northeast entrance. If you wish to go on a safari, then you must make Lamar Valley a part of your Yellowstone National Park vacation. You can take your family and friends for a picnic lunch. Take a drive through the northeast of Yellowstone to see the beautiful mountains and river views. 

Roosevelt Lodge

Roosevelt Lodge is a historic lodge in the Yellowstone National Park and it has been a favorite for all the visitors who wish to get a taste of the Great American West. You can stay at one of the rustic cabins which are found near the lodge, enjoy the restaurant and the gift shop that is located in the lodge. 

Stagecoach Rides and Cowboy Cookouts

If you wish to experience the Great American West, you can take a stagecoach or a horse ride via Pleasant Valley to the Outdoor Cowboy Cookout. The food is tasty and incredible. And it is even best for entertainment and has beautiful scenery. 

Calcite Springs Overlook

Between the Tower and Roosevelt, the road follows a deep canyon which is along the Yellowstone River. The walls of the canyon are made up of thousand feet of volcanic basalt lava and it is a great place to stop and to view the beauty. 

The Calcite Springs Overlook is a great place to get a safe look at the stunning canyon. Along the walls of the canyon, you will be able to see the bighorn sheep ewes, and lambs, especially during the early summer and spring. The ewes used to give birth and raise the lambs on these cliffs to avoid predators. You can also see several Osprey nests along the cliffs. The Calcite Springs Overlook is almost 17 minutes from the Tower Fall. 

Soda Butte Creek

Soda Butte Creek is a mountain stream that flows from the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains which are located northeast of the park to meet the Lamar River in the park. Water quality monitoring after restoration and reclamation projects have said that the iron and other metals were eliminated from the upper reaches of Soda Butte Creek. Soda Butte Creek was removed from the impaired water list in 2018, by making the creek the first Montana water body which needs to be delisted after the completion of abandoned mine reclamation. 

Tower Fall Campground

Tower Fall Campground is about 6,600 feet are located on the north side of the steep road to Dunraven Pass. The campground lies near the Tower Fall and Tower General Store. The Lamar Valley which is with spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities is located nearby with several hiking trails. If you take a short drive from the campground you will reach the Roosevelt Lodge that offers dining and horseback riding. And this campground is a first-come-first-served campground that is run by the National Park Service. 

Best experiences near Tower Fall

  • Calcite Springs Overlook
  • Old West Dinner Cookout
  • Firehole River
  • Mount Washburn
  • Fort Yellowstone Historic District
  • Fishing Bridge General Store
  • Slough Creek
  • Yellowstone Institute
  • Petrified Tree
  • Blacktail Plateau Drive
  • Specimen Ridge
  • Hellroaring Creek Trailhead
  • Yellowstone River Picnic Area
  • Riverside Drive
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