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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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A one-way dirt road where many wolf are found.

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Bumpy Solitude

Slow travel required here, there is no indication of how rough this road gets and could do with a bit of improvement. This of course makes for a very leisurely drive and you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
phil52_10
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Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Ingleside, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

In reading other review I was aware that this road is gravel and dirt. While I was a little concerned that it would not be appropriate for our Sienna mini-van, we had no problems at all. This road was the most beautiful drive I have have ever taken. While we did not see many animals, the wilderness alone was awesome.... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We loved this drive!! The road can be a bit rough spots, so don't expect to fly through here. Unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife on our trip through, but the wildflowers were amazing. Got some gorgeous photos. We planned on driving through again on another day, but ran out of time. On my list of things to do again... More 

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Thank Michelle W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Slow travel required here, there is no indication of how rough this road gets and could do with a bit of improvement. This of course makes for a very leisurely drive and you are able to take in all the sights, and there are plenty of wider areas where you can just pullover and enjoy the views. It does not... More 

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1 Thank phil52_10
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I would suggest you not try this in a car. It is a beautiful drive but an incredibly rough road. It is approx 8 miles long and a lot of washed out areas and rocky. If you have a truck or SUV give it a try, it has amazing views. Be prepared to drive very slow.

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1 Thank teresa b
Powell, Wyoming
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If the first 100 yards of bumpy dirt road don't discourage you, then keep going! It'll take about an hour, with photo stops, to loop back to the main road. Even in high summer, it's possible you will encounter no other cars. Predicting where and when to see animals is a tough business, so I'll just say to bring a... More 

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Thank ScottFromWyoming
Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This was the perfect time of year to take this drive. The grass was a sea of golden color and we encountered an array of other fall foliage. We were fortunate that we were able to encounter two Bison herds grazing along the way. Since the road is not highly traveled we were able to take the time the enjoy... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I can't imagine anything in Yellowstone National Park bringing disappointment. However, this is one drive in this magnificent park that is disappointing. We travelled to Yellowstone a year ago and the drive was closed due to snow. We returned to YNP again this year, a bit later in the season, in August. The one-way drive was open. After reading about... More 

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Thank degullion
Holt, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Very peaceful and you feel like you're seeing the more authentic Yellowstone. Did not see animal life in the early afternoon but it would likely be abundant early or late in the day. Not paved, 1 other car in 6 or 7 miles, quiet, no help near by and bumpy.

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1 Thank Travelist4
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love these one way side roads. My son and I were on this dirt/stone road twice. Once in early morning when we saw a moose! The other time was in the afternoon and we didn't see any critters. However, the views and wildflowers are spectacular. I really don't understand why this is so low on the YNP attraction list.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Rough road and didn't see any wildlife. I'm sure it depends on the time of day you visit but we didn't see much that would make us take the rough drive again.

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