Blacktail Plateau Drive, Yellowstone National Park

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Blacktail Plateau Drive is located in Yellowstone National Park. Put Blacktail Plateau Drive at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary maker .
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  • September 19, 2017
    we took this to see wildlife, all we saw were ruts in the road, had to dodge all the holes, lucky it is one way so you could drive all over the road.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • July 20, 2017
    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 »

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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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