Yellowstone National Park Journals

Enjoying Autumn In Yellowstone National Park

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An October 2002 trip to Yellowstone National Park by Lovestogo

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Quote: Yellowstone National Park is a magical and enchanting natural wonder. Once your heart and soul has been captured under its' spell, you will forever be mesmerized with the many wonderful facets of nature that it has to offer.

Enjoying Autumn In Yellowstone National Park

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Overview

Autumn In Yellowstone Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Autumn in Yellowstone is quite simply nature''s splendid bliss!!! The vibrant fall colors of orange, red, yellow, and bronze amongst the dark green evergreens was brilliantly picturesque! The vivid aspen trees with their golden leaves shining in the sunlight made us stop at almost every single spot to capture the moment on film. What spectacular beauty is nestled amongst the 2.2 million acres that make up Yellowstone National Park. One of our most favorite things to do while in Yellowstone is to bring out the binoculars and spend some quiet time "wildlife watching" while enjoying the serenity of our surroundings. It is almost "unnervingly quiet" with only the sounds of the wind blowing ...Read More

Best Western Cross-Winds Motor Inn

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Hotel | "Best Western Crosswinds Motor Inn"

Best Western Cross-Winds Motor Inn Photo, West Yellowstone, Montana
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The Best Western Crosswinds is a newly renovated motel featuring 70 rooms on two floors, all with exterior entrances. It is located directly across the street from the West Yellowstone city park and is 5 short blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and most of all, clean. All rooms have the standard amenities of a small microwave and refrigerator, color tv with cable & HBO, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and a small 4 cup coffee maker. Queen and king size beds are offered, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. Rooms are also available for those with physical challenges. This facility allows pets in the smoking rooms on...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2002

Best Western Cross-Winds Motor Inn
201 Firehole
West Yellowstone, Montana 59758
(406) 646-9557

Timberline Cafe

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Restaurant

Timberline Cafe Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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The Timberline Cafe offers a wide variety of menu choices, from a light breakfast to a hearty dinner. A casual, family type atmosphere will greet you and you can relax and enjoy your meal in a smoke free environment. The Timberline Cafe is decorated in an eggshell and rose colored theme with huge, lightly stained lodgepole pine supports throughout the restaurant. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. (7 a.m. during winter) until 11:30 a.m. and some favorites are french toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and several varieties of omelettes prepared to your personal taste. All for under $8.00. Lunch items are available from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with several different types of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2002

Timberline Cafe
135 Yellowstone Avenue
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 59758
(406) 646-9349

Three Bear Restaurant

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Restaurant

Three Bear Restaurant Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Three Bears Restaurant is best known for their great food and consistent service. The decor is warm and friendly as it is decorated in hunter green and burgundy with a log interior and exterior. During our October visit, the weather outside was chilly during the evenings and the atmosphere and surroundings of Three Bears created a relaxed, cozy feeling after a hard day of vacation experiences. One sight that everyone enjoyed was the "lifelike " three black bears standing near the fireplace. The walls are filled with photos and artifacts of days gone by and we enjoyed seeing what West Yellowstone was like in the olden days. Three Bears is a favorite of the "locals". From their famous prim...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 22, 2002

Three Bear Restaurant
215 Yellowstone Avenue
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 59758
(406) 646-7811

Canyon Street Grill

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Restaurant

Canyon Street Grill Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Canyon Street Grill located in West Yellowstone reminds you of a soda shop from the 50's with its' shiny, bright red metallic flaked leather chairs/booths and the perfectly polished black and white checkered floor. It's like stepping back in time as the "oldies, but goodies" play on the jukebox. Its' walls are adorned with movie star memorabilia, high school pennants, old Coca-Cola and Betty Boop signs as well as a couple of old car front ends!! You won't believe it! The remaining wall space is covered with award winning framed photos of automobiles and hubcabs. Canyon Street Grill offers its premium chicken sandwiches, a boneless chicken breast marinated in their own special blend of herbs a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2002

Canyon Street Grill
22 N Canyon St
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 59758
(406) 646-7548

Picturesque Highway 191

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Attraction

Picturesque Highway 191 Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Our October trip to Yellowstone found us flying into Bozeman's Gallatin Field in Belgrade, Montana. To reach our end destination of West Yellowstone, we took Highway 191, which passes through Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky, and the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. This scenic route would have to be included into our top 10 list of the most beautiful scenic drives. As we began our journey through The Gallatin Gateway, we were totally unprepared for the beautiful countryside that lay before us. As we rounded one curve, I looked out the window to my right and there alongside a small stream was some of the most flaming red bushes. Of course the cameras were ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2002

Picturesque Highway 191
Gallatin National Forest
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway

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Attraction

Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway Photo, Montana, United States
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The Beartooth Scenic Byway runs between Yellowstone's Northeast Entrance and Red Lodge, Montana. This route, which is part of Highway 212, is a 69 mile scenic drive that offers a diversity of landscapes from alpine meadows to snow-capped mountains, and is part of the Shoshone, Gallatin and Custer National Forests. After reading about the beauty of Beartooth Pass, it was put on our list of things to do this time in Yellowstone. We were thoroughly disappointed on Monday when we discovered that Beartooth Pass was closed. However the park attendant told us that it could open any day if the snow melted--and this was just Oct. 7th! On Tuesday, while driving to Lamar Valley, we spotted a sig...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2002

Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway
Shoshone, Gallatin & Custer National Forests
Montana