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Blacktail Plateau Drive, Yellowstone National Park

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  • The road on the Blacktail plateau can be used only with PW. Hardly it is diverted from the main road, you found nature and hardly any people in the middle. Unfortunately, we have seen no bears or other wildlife. The chance it is however great and sure something else later, early or late afternoon driving the drive in the morning.
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  • We went early in the morning to take this 6 mile drive. It's a bit rough with pot holes, rocks and bumps...but I think it's worth it. We didn't see any wildlife other than a Mountain Grouse..but I thi...  more »
  • On the road between Tower and the turnoff to the Blacktail plateau drive we bears have seen. In the hope to meet them again on this road we turned onto the gravel road. Though we saw only a Rocky Mountain chicken, but the scenery compensated the lost bear sighting. We drove extremely slowly, to Miss not a beast on the one-way street. Once approached a car from behind us, we stopped to make overtaking it. Funnily enough it did us many after, probably also on the prowl. A very nice experience, this way, if you would like to have a on the nature.
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As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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