Grand Loop Road

Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Grand Loop Road Reviews: 4.5/5

Grand Loop Road
4.5
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A 140-mile scenic drive past some of Yellowstone's most famous sites.
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James C
Williamsburg, VA975 contributions
Do It - You’ll Love It
Jun 2021 • Couples
During our five days in Yellowstone NP we saw just about every interest available. The 140 miles Grand Loop Drive was done on the third day after visiting some of the shorter scenic drives. The diversity of the drive is amazing and gives you a great idea of the wonders of the park and animals that inhabit it. I got a few clean shots of some of the locals residents. Well worth the drive.
Written 5 June 2021
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John F
Vallejo, CA1,088 contributions
Highlight of our Trip
May 2021
If you want to see wildlife, then find this route. You can see Bison, Elk, Bears, and maybe come across a Wolf like we did. A highlight of our trip.
Written 5 June 2021
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,817 contributions
Nonstop Things to See
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a great time on the grand loop, however when we were there a tanker truck overturned which closed a portion of the road for the day which forced us to turn around at the mud spring. No worries though as there is so much to see. Really liked the SE portion of the loop where a vast majority of geysers are located.
Written 6 December 2020
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Becky V
228 contributions
Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
Oct 2020
Grand Loop Road was awesome this week. We saw lots of wildlife and so many beautiful locations / natural attractions.
Written 15 October 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
Wildlife Highway
Sep 2020
The way around the park!

We spent a lot of time on this road because a lot of the major points of interest can be found along it, or near it.

The road connects the northern and southern parts of the park, and serves most of the Geyser Basins.

We experienced Bison and Elk traffic jams, and saw bear and wolves.
Written 9 October 2020
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William S
Memphis, TN388 contributions
Scenic & worthwhile!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Don’t miss this. Pray for a clear day. Amazing mountains and beautiful lakes. What more can you ask for. Great picture opportunities!
Written 19 September 2020
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flzdmpm03
Fort Myers, FL364 contributions
Scenic drive
Sep 2020 • Couples
A beautiful and scenic drive with lots of pullouts for picture taking. A different scene on every turn.
Written 18 September 2020
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Nyormirror
Bay City, MI1,166 contributions
The Way to Tour Yellowstone
Aug 2020 • Family
The Grand loop is 142 mile paved road with numerous pullouts that will take you around all the main attractions in a figure 8 formation if all the roads are open in approximately 4-7 hours

For August 2020 the upper right section of the figure 8, from Canyon to Tower, was closed due to a unsafe bridge.

We stayed in Gardiner and would have to double back to return to our lodging accommodations. Not that it was bad because you could see stuff you missed the first time through but it did make it inefficient.

Just to give you an example, It takes 1 hour and 36 minutes from the North entrance to old Faithful and that’s without traffic or stops.

So be prepared to drive a lot. Fill up your gas tank and cooler before you enter the park. Bring sun hats and sunscreen and bug spray for wooded hikes.

Also make sure you download NPS Yellowstone app because your GPS and cell phone will not work it the park. The app has a interactive map, geyser times, what’s open or closed and many other things.

I would love to return again when all of the figure 8 and Grand Loop are open so I could see areas of the park I missed.
Written 9 September 2020
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froglag
Spokane, WA1,139 contributions
GRAND, Grand loop Road
Aug 2020
This was a great drive to get a feel of the park. Be sure to take time to just slow down and enjoy all of the beautiful features of the park. Note that the road from Canyon to Tower is closed at this time. But the backtrack of the trip is worth is. You can see much more the second time.
Written 28 August 2020
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DQShaw
York, ME1,345 contributions
Well maintained road to enjoy the best sights in Yellowstone
Aug 2020
Well maintained road, well marked and plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the views. If you see a bunch of cars pulled over that means there is wildlife close by. We saw a wolf stalking a mountain once. Other times it has been a single or herd of bison crossing the road. One early morning we encountered three grizzlies. The road brings you to all the great places to visit in the park. Be patient and enjoy the views.
Written 25 August 2020
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