Inspiration Point (Yellowstone)

Inspiration Point is a promontory cliff[2] on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone east of Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. The point was originally named Promontory Point in 1878 by W. H. Holmes but later given the name of Inspiration Point by G.L. Henderson, a park concessionaire in 1887.[3] The point is a natural observation point over the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.[4]



  1. "Inspiration Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. Very steep or vertical slope (bluff, crag, head, headland, nose, palisades, precipice, promontory, rim, rimrock)"Feature Class Definitions". Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
  3. Whittlesey, Lee H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. p. 137. ISBN1-59971-716-6 .
  4. "The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Tour-Inspiration Point Platform". Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2012-08-18.