Overhanging Cliff

Overhanging Cliff is a cliff[2] of vertical basalt that overhangs the Grand Loop Road just north of Tower Fall on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. The point was most likely named by a member of the Cook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition, David Folsum in 1869.[3] It is the only place in the US in which the Contour lines cross



  1. "Overhanging Cliff". 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. Haines, Aubrey L. (1996). Yellowstone Place Names-Mirrors of History. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado. p. 87. ISBN0870813838 .