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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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Not Much To See

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 34 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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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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 35 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 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 21 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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