Overhanging Cliff

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Overhanging Cliff [1]
Basalt columns at Overhanging Cliff
LocationYellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming, United States
Coordinates44°53′44″N 110°23′22″W / 44.89556°N 110.38944°W / 44.89556; -110.38944Coordinates: 44°53′44″N 110°23′22″W / 44.89556°N 110.38944°W / 44.89556; -110.38944

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]


  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. ISBN 0870813838.