Drive the Grand Loop in Yellowstone NP

Wyoming Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb

Added by George Bruce Wilson

Hiking, Camping, Site Seeing, Wild Life, Hot Pots, Fishing

Many people who live an active our outdoor lifestyle have been to many places to climb, hike, camp, etc. Yellowstone National Park needs to be on every single persons bucket list. Sometimes you need to do the tourist thing and see the iconic sites for yourself. Yellowstone is massive and would impossible to put just one adventure for this site. Really you would need many adventures to see all the beauty there.

This adventure is about hitting up the geysers right off the road in West Yellowstone. They are worth a stop and a small hike. Enter in the west entrance and eventually make your way to old faithful. On your way you will likely see many hot pots and geysers along with herds of buffalo and Elk so have your cameras ready. Don't feed the animals and don't get too close to them either, they are WILD! Have fun and later make your way to other parts of the park.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Food
  • Camera
  • Fishing Rod
  • Snacks
  • First Aid Kit
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Hot Springs
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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4 months ago

Great way to see the park

My family and I drove this loop the first time we went to Yellowstone. It is truly amazing. It is one of the best drives I have been on.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Great way to see the park

It's the major loop through the park with lots of scenic stops along the way. Yellowstone is relatively flat so there are stretches of the road which are surrounded by trees with little visibility. 4-7 hour drive depending how often you stop.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Classic American Road Trip

A few friends and I road tripped around the Grand Loop and the Tetons for 9 Days, one of the most memorable trips of my life. This is a must for anyone if you have the time! Memories that last a lifetime!

6 months ago

6 months ago

Must Do

The Grand Loop is a standard for Yellowstone. A great trip for a first-time trip in Yellowstone.

6 months ago

9 months ago

5 stars for photography

You certainly won't run out of photo ops in Yellowstone. It's almost overwhelming. Unless you've mastered mind control I'd take Jason's advice in the review below and try night photography. That's my next goal. There are way too many people out in the day that either obstruct your view or make everything else frustrating.

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

If you want to see Yellowstone and escape the crowds, head out for night photography amongst the geysers. It can be eerie to have popular places completely to yourself, but under a full moon you can still appreciate all the natural wonders. I advise carrying bear spray at all times as bison, bear, and other wildlife can be active at night.

about 1 year ago

over 2 years ago

I need to go back!

over 2 years ago

Added by George Bruce Wilson

I am a professional photographer/Film-maker based out of the beautiful state of Utah. I have always loved being able to create. From luxury furniture to adventure films. Creation is a huge passion of mine as well as the outdoors. Anytime I can't mix those two together, I am thrilled! You can find my work at ThreePeakFilms.com and in social media @threepeakfilms

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