Young girl dies after falling into Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon

(Yellowstone National Park) – A young girl died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

The girl and family members had parked their vehicle in a trailhead parking area along the North Rim Drive, a short scenic route off the park’s Grand Loop Road near Canyon Village.

The group was about two-thirds of the way down the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls observation platform when the child reportedly stepped off the trail and then lost her footing.  She fell approximately 550 feet into the canyon.

Park personnel retrieved her body around noon Sunday.

The child’s name, age, state and hometown are being withheld pending notification of family members.  The incident remains under investigation.

–Provided by Yellowstone National Park


  1. Larsen Katrina

    That's so sad

  2. Tolena Wempen

    How horrifying!! Prayers to her family.

  3. Kelly N Rod Ruffing

    What a horrible tragedy. Prayers to the family and friends of the girl. So sad!

  4. Kelli A Wesaw

    May angles watch over your family and friends. Praying for you.

  5. Diane Faige Dellicker

    This just breaks my heart! My prayers are with her family & friends.

    We were in a park in WV last month, and there were people who had gone off the trail & were walking on the edges of the cliffs. I was so worried about them, but there is nothing you can do about other people…especially when they are adults.

  6. Jon Sonnenschein

    Looks like an 8 year old girl from California. Sad.

    Here's an update. All you have to do is google it.

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