Artist Point

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Artist Point [1]
Lookout Point
View from Artist Point
Official name: Artist Point
Country United States
State Wyoming
Region Park County
District Yellowstone National Park
Elevation 2,329 m (7,641 ft)
Coordinates 44°43′16″N 110°28′46″W / 44.72111°N 110.47944°W / 44.72111; -110.47944Coordinates: 44°43′16″N 110°28′46″W / 44.72111°N 110.47944°W / 44.72111; -110.47944

Artist Point is an overlook point on the edge of a cliff[2] on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The point is located east-northeast of Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River. Artist Point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck.[3]


  1. ^ "Artist 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. 40. ISBN 1-59971-716-6.