The day was overcast and cool. Somewhat tired of the geysers, we took off in a different direction in this phenomenally large park and went to the canyons area. We finally saw where Yellowstone Park gets its name. As the Yellowstone River cuts its way through the rocky landscape, it exposes layers upon layers of custard-colored yellow rock. Combined with the additional colors caused by various minerals and accented with pines, it makes for an awesome sight. The area called Artist’s Point is a breathtaking place to get a good look at it all.
Later in the afternoon we went for a horseback walk through the hillsides of Yellowstone. It was a relaxing ride with the guides, who filled us in on a lot of history of the area.