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Grand Loop Road

Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 140-mile scenic drive past some of Yellowstone's most famous sites.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 140-mile scenic drive past some of Yellowstone's most famous sites.
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Eden, Utah
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have had a cabin in the Yellowstone area for many years and visit the park often, especially when we host guests. The roads are one of our pet peeves - not that they aren't well maintained, they are. And not that they don't take you to all the places that you want to see in the park, they do.... More 

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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There were so many road closings / delays on Grand Loop that it increased our travel time significantly. It's amazing what we will put up with to see Yellowstone. We were staying at Lake Yellowstone and Old Faithful would have been an easy trip except for the road closing. Instead we had to go 30-40 miles out of the way.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to the park the end of October. This is a perfect time to visit. There are not many people around so getting around was easy. I could stop anywhere and see the bison and elk. Early morning is a good time to enter the park because many of the animals are feeding then. Many roads are closed for... More 

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chicago
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Be sure to check the status of road construction---we had to detour to get to Old Faithful--was worth the extra miles and time.

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Falls Church, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Two main sections closed. Luckily we had made reservations at different locations and so we didn't have as much of a problem as some people who were based in one location. It was good that they alerted us to that but I had to redo our planned drives 2 weeks before we left because of the changes.

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Burlington, Vermont
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you can see out of your car then you can enjoy this Grand Loop road. Every vista is spectacular. Take your time, use the many pull-offs and watch the bison block traffic. This is a full day drive with stops for food and photos. Don't miss it.

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Marietta, Georgia
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93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Grand Loop covers Mammoth Hot Springs, the Old Faithful area, Lake Yellowstone and the Canyon area. An easy, beautiful drive that is only interrupted by bear and/or bison jams, which only add to the excitement.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We spent a week exploring Yellowstone National Park along the Grand Loop Road. Yellowstone is a huge park -- well worth the time and energy to explore it. Stay in two or three areas of the park, and give yourself enough days in each area to adequately enjoy all the park has to offer. Grand Loop Road is not the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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58 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Maybe we're spoiled. Other than the interesting features of Yellowstone (e.g. Grand canyon of Yellowstone and the geyser basins) . . . it really just isn't that appealing (compared to, say, Glacier National Park or Rocky Mountain National Park). And it is crowded . . . even when we visited in mid-September. Too many cars. Too much distance to travel.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Grand Loop really takes you through all the main sites and there are parking lots and restrooms at frequent intervals. We were in the park the first week of September and 2 sections of the loop were shut down for repairs. This meant backtracking to see what we wanted to visit, but it is so scenic that it's no... More 

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