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Must-See Destination #9: Golden Gate Canyon

Image is an old postcard of the canyon.

Located in the northwest section of Yellowstone, right here in Wyoming, you’ll find an area through which Glen Creek flows north on its path to Gardner River. It’s Golden Gate Canyon.

In the canyon, the creek descends from 7,400 feet to 6,000 feet.

Grand Loop Road traverses the canyon, connecting Mammoth Hot Springs to points south.

The Golden Gate viaduct was held up as an engineering marvel. It was removed and replaced in 1976. There was a tunnel built at one time too, but it collapsed in 1933 and was abandoned.

Golden Gate got its name from its rocks’ yellow hues, as if encrusted in gold.

Be sure to check out Bunsen Peak too.

Ever been to the Golden Gate?