The quality of the view from this stop is not apparent from the road, and many folks drive right on by. It's worth a stop to see the forested canyon, the surrounding mountains, the marmots that inhabit this area and seem to be as curious about the tourists as the tourists are about them, and the alpine tundra that surrounds the overlook and its short trails.
A plea from someone who has seen that tundra visibly degraded over the years: Please, please respect the signs saying that visitors must stay on the trails at that overlook, due to the exceptionally fragile nature of the soil. Almost everyone does stay on the trails, but there are frequently a few who seem to think "That doesn't mean me," and their damaging footsteps can last a long time. I have never actually seen it happen, but I've heard that if a Ranger catches someone off-trail at this site, a walloping fine can result.
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