Maybe it's me. But when I read that Breaks Interstate Park is called "The Grand Canyon of the South," I imagined gorges, steep cliffs, and expansive vistas. And I have to see it.
(This apparent "trail" did not lead any further than the few feet shown in the photo.)
At the end of the short trail, this was the view that greeted us. We were unable to capture the entire view in one photo--even with a wide angle lens. The view below shows the left side of the U-shaped bend in the Russell Fork River and
this is the right side of the bend in the river. In the center of this U formed by the river are The Towers (shown in the three photos).
So Breaks Interstate Park had provided a 5-mile gorge, with cliffs plunging to 1650 feet in some places, and expansive vistas, but it was missing the appearance of a Grand Canyon comparison.
We found this flash of color set against the solid green of the forest, and then
A short drive along the Park's route
and a short walk along another trail brought us to Pinnacle Rock.
Along the way, we saw a number of rhododendrum blossoms.
On our way out of Breaks, we passed Splash! water park with its pool, a current channel, four waterslides, and a spray ground among other water and reacreatioal features.
We left thinking that had we done some white water rafting, horseback riding, and had taken part in some of the interpretive programs and attempted more extensive hikes we would have experienced the comparison with the Grand Canyon.