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

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Be aware that this road is not paved. It will take you twice as long as you think (even twice as long as usual in Yellowstone, which is already twice as long as you think) to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite drives in Yellowstone. Watch out for the chipmunks! Often you will catch a glimpse of black bear up here as well. It's very peaceful - if you want to rush through the park, skip this drive, it's for those of us that like to meander.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This off-road trail was the biggest surprise of our Yelllowstone vacation! We witnessed a pack of coyotes trying to distract a pair of elks from their offspring. I felt like I was filming for National Geographic. there were only a handful of cars on this one-way trail, so maybe this is Yellowstone best inside secret.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be aware that this road is not paved. It will take you twice as long as you think (even twice as long as usual in Yellowstone, which is already twice as long as you think) to cover this road. The views are pretty, but there are better views elsewhere in the park. There was not all that much wildlife when... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We did this drive in July 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The vistas are dramatic. We saw lots of Bull Bison and a black bear. This is definitely a road less travelled away from the tourists and a must do!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My wife and I travel the 6 hard miles at least once a day when we are in Yellowstone. We have seen everything up there: Grizzly and Black Bears, Wolves and Coyotes, Pronghorns, Bison and Elk plus lots of raptors. Beware - however - this is not a regularly ranger patroled road and it is also rough gravel. You are... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I am not sure why this is listed as being in Gardiner and not in Yellowstone. We took this road in hopes that getting off of the main road would give us a better chance of seeing some wildlife. Unfortunately, we saw absolutely no wildlife while on this road. However, the drive was very scenic and a lot of fun.... More 

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Lost Creek, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It takes you off the road and gives you a different view of terrain. We saw badger and bison. There are places to get over to let those people in a hurry by.

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Western U.S.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were a little worried when we turned off onto this one way dirt road with our Prius. There was a huge bump that shook us up pretty good at the beginning, but we couldn't turn around. Once the panic wore off, we settled in for an amazing drive. There were wildflowers in bloom everywhere. There are numerous turn offs..we... More 

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Oklahoma City
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This drive opens late usually for bear management. If you were there this spring (2013) you know that the Yellowstone-Picnic-to-Tower-Junction was packed with bears. This includes the Blacktail Plateau Drive which was closed because it was probably so filled with bears, there weren't enough rangers to manage it (sequester or not). The last day we were there it opened, and... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We saw some wildlife during our day trip to the Canyon. Definately more scenic than the drive from south entrance of YS to the north entrance

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