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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is in east-central Yellowstone National Park. It is accessible from Canyon Village (Fig. 1, inset), where all facilities are available. Check in at the visitor center.

Observe park regulations stay on established trails unless you have off-trail permission; do not break rocks or hot-spring deposits; take no samples, not even loose pieces (collecting is not permitted); leave hammers, picks, and shovels in your vehicle. Suggested time: one full day.

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