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“Your very own road.”

Blacktail Plateau Drive
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Owner description: A one-way dirt road where many wolf are found.
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was a beautiful change of pace from the steady flow of cars traversing the roads near Yellowstone. Though scenic, it offered little in the way of wildlife viewing and was disappointing in that respect. The road is gravel and a bit rough but very secluded with almost no other cars to be seen. This makes it an enjoyable 'private' kind of ride. For a while I felt like it was just 'my' special place. If you want to get away from everyone for a while, this 6 mile trail is the place to go. But keep in mind that the wildlife also enjoys the quite nature of this place as well, which means you might or might not see them out and about.

Thank RSDenver
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Traveled this road in mid-September during fire season and the various blazes in and around the park left a haze of smoke that seemed to fill the world during our stay. At times our eyes burned and we could actually smell smoke. The first mile has some rough potholes, pay attention to the road if you're traveling Blacktail Plateau in a passenger car. The road is one-way and 6 miles long, so once you start, you're in in for the duration. Out of three trips along this drive - each time at dawn - we saw buffalo on or along the road twice, and on the last trip, three elegant blacktail bucks grazing nearby. That was it. We had no idea whether the fires had anything to do with this as Blacktail Plateau was always closed during our previous visits to the Park, however we saw much fewer animals over our September stay than in prior years when we visited in the spring.

Thank nobodysmama
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

A nice detour off the main road on this gravel, and slightly bumpy (!) one-way road. If you're in the area it's good to get off the beaten track and away from the crouds, so you stand a better chance of seeing wildlife.

Thank cjpvision
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We liked this one way road. If you don't like dirt, stones, and going around 25 to 30 mile an hour this road is not for you. You are basically by yourselves and this is where we sat and watched our only black bear in the park. We like to get away from the crowds and this road was perfect. It is all in what you like and came to the park to do and see.

Thank letsdotravel
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a gravel road parallel to the Mammoth-Tower connector in Yellowstone. It runs west to east so it is a good alternative on the way to Tower. Nice places to pull out along the way for photos. Black bear were seen there in Sep 2012 but we missed them.

Thank Accidental_Turista
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