The Driving Tour


Member Rating 3 out of 5 by John G. Wilbanks on July 18, 2000

You don't always have to get out of the car to experience the beauty of this park. Starting at Mammoth Hot Springs near the North entrance, head East to Tower-Roosevelt. Take a break and have a meal in the Lodge, before continuing east into the Lamar Valley. This is where the main population of wolves are. It is also a beautiful flat valley with mountains at the far end. After getting your fill, pull a U-turn and turn Left at the Tower-Roosevelt intersection. A short distance south come to Tower falls and take the hike to the bottom...save the ice cream stand for when you get back.

Continuing south, you will climb over Dunraven Pass on your way to Canyon Village. The pass is a wonderful place to watch clearing thunderstorms and the rainbows that go with them. At Canyon Village drive along canyon drive and stop to see the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

After getting your fill here, take a forested drive West to Norris Geyser Basin. Take the walking tour and don't forget your camera. At Norris you have a decision to make. Either continue west and camp at Madison or head north and return to Mammoth Hot Springs. Of course if you camped at Norris, you can relax for the rest of the evening and ready yourself for the next day.

Driving Route 191
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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