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Grand Loop Road

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A 140-mile scenic drive past some of Yellowstone's most famous sites.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the grand loop is a scenic drive. we took our convertible and were thoroughly amazed at how beautiful the scenery of the park are

1  Thank robnkim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We entered Yellowstone from Shoshone National Forest & traveled Grand Loop Road to "Artist Point" on the south rim of Yellowstone Canyon & Lower Falls. I was surprised to see so many "Geyser Fields" along the road, I didn't realize there were that many smaller...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the park several times for varying lengths of time, but one thing we always do on every visit is drive the grand loop. It's never the same twice, as the scenery and animals change with season, weather and time of day. As...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read carefully this contribution. It can save your life. We entered the park in Gardiner (North side). Paid the fee, received a map and were informed that the road upper terrace loop to Norris was closed for construction. Our first stop, 5 miles down the...More

1  Thank patrickTervuren
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This road is a good place to view bison and perhaps elk as you drive to get to different areas of the park.

Thank Carla B
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We drove the Grand Loop Road many times during our 5 nights in Yellowstone. Although they did close the road over Mt. Washburn and Dunraven Pass due to icy road conditions and snow. Watch those road closures as they will barricade the road for weather...More

1  Thank KJTravelers97
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We were here at the end of September so the crowds didn't seem to be a problem. Traffic was a lot lighter than I expected. We entered the east entrance at 7:00am though. Seen grizzly bear, big horn sheep, elk, fox, buffalo and deer. We...More

Thank bbqkeith48
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Grand Loop Road is the only way most visitors can get around Yellowstone. So during the summer, it can get pretty crowded. But it gives you access to most of the thermal basins and plenty of wildlife. If you only have a day in...More

Thank PBCGuy
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

10.6.17 You can not beat this drive especially on a fall day like today with colors in bloom all over the park. A must do for you! the Doctor hit me with some LOVE ❤️ and a helpful VOTE!

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Visited here on vacation. Spent a whole day driving the loop, communing with nature, taking hundreds of pictures of scenic areas, and wildlife just beside the road, roaming free! Cannot recommend going here highly enough!

Thank Shawn C
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September 8, 2017|
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Response from ccindyk48 | Reviewed this property |
If you're in Yellowstone in the summer - the best advice is to get up early (6am). Take your shower the night before. Eat a light breakfast & get out on the road. You should get through road work without problems. Be aware... More
August 25, 2017|
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Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
The weather should still be good. Snow usually doesn't arrive until October.
April 26, 2017|
Response from OZS969 | Reviewed this property |
Take the Grand Loop Road with the stopovers. Check out the accomodations inside the park. West Yellowstone Village was very touristic for me... Spend a night at West Thumb and/or Canyon Village. Much depends on the weather... More