The name says it all. A ribbon fall is a tall, thin waterfall. Ribbonlike. The analogy was irresistible to settlers looking for words to ﬁt the landscape, and so Ribbon—along with Bridal Veil and Rainbow— is among the most common names for waterfalls in North America. Falls called Ribbon can be found in Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Yosemite’s Ribbon Falls is the highest single-drop waterfall in North America at 1,612 feet.