Drive the Grand Loop in Yellowstone NP

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

based on 11 reviews


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.

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Hot Springs
Picnic Area

Drive the Grand Loop in Yellowstone NP Reviews

This is a great drive one of the best in the US. Traffic here can get pretty heavy and when a bison jam happens it can take hours for them to move.

This is the main highway through Yellowstone. Be warned though traffic jams are likely in the summer when wildlife are near the road.

Yellowstone is fun to explore. There are cool things to see everywhere. This is a great way to see the park.

Wonderful! Yellowstone is so popular, but it's so worth it! I have been here twice now and would go back again! This is an awesome drive filled with scenic views and plenty of opportunities to see wildlife!!

I drove this with my mom, and we were both left speechless. We saw a herd of elk, a bear, and sooo many buffalo. Truly incredible. Please note that when wildlife is near the road, there are typically lots of cars stopped for photos. If you're going to stop, make sure you pull over safely and do not impede traffic. Also... stay in the car... don't try to get the pic with the wildlife :) Highly recommend this drive!

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.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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