Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park

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#2 of 18 in Scenic Drive in Wyoming
A hodgepodge of different building styles and sections exist along Grand Loop Road, which gives visitors access to many of Yellowstone National Park's most famous and noteworthy sites. Stretching more than 225 km (140 mi) on multiple segments of highway, the National Register of Historic Places-listed route will take you from the main park offices to the shores of Yellowstone Lake and back again. As you drive through canyons and alongside waterfalls, rivers, and the vast Wyoming landscape, you'll find that the loop offers numerous turnouts and turnoffs toward nearby towns and other parks. Famed attractions, such as the Old Faithful geyser, also lie along the route. Using our custom trip planner, Yellowstone National Park attractions like Grand Loop Road can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 2, 2017
    We were lucky enough to see a black wolf from this road and courteous enough to pull off the road so that others could pass even though we missed our photo. If only others were equally thoughtful.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Sure, it's the main street of the Park and is indispensable for travel to see each point of interest of the park itself! It can be said that this is the Park's Grand Loop! Along the way asphalt, the roadway is not wide and allows the passage of a vehicle for each direction, is rarely allowed to overtake but the purpose is to gain access to various points and not to rush. I will mention just a few of the attractions that this road gives access to give a good idea, Mammoth Hot Springs-Norris Geyser Basin-Roaring Mountain-Petrified Tree-Old Faithful, but then again that leads to all those not mentioned, usually with a detour some talking times short and sometimes a little longer but never very much.
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  • September 28, 2017
    If one is in Yellowstone Park, you can ride anyway hardly, without being not on the Grand Loop, which has also its correctness, because along this road there are numerous sights.
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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

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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