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Grand Loop Road

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A 140-mile scenic drive past some of Yellowstone's most famous sites.
Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This road is the huge 134 mile circle with 2k elevation change. It will cover about 90% of everything in Yellowstone to see. Lamar valley is only thing you'll miss. This road is basically the only road that gets you to everything.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We loved the loop. we drove it and was not really much to see, as too many cars. If I had my time again I would hire a bike and do the loop that way.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Corinne P
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This park has been on my bucket list since I was about 5 years old, to finally see the sites and drive the grand loop road was spectacular, even with the construction. Leave early stay late, and try to be a considerate motorist and not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank canuckb
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This gives you an overview of the entire park area with all of the changes in the landscapes. Wonderful picture opportunities. And take time to enjoy the sights along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PTOGreer
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The Grand Loop Road encompasses the primary road system in Yellowstone National Park, providing access to the major features of the park, including the Upper, Midway and Lower geyser basins, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Fall, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. Much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Give yourself plenty time because you WILL stop many times - whether planned or more likely not! Don't be surprised if all traffic stops - it could be a herd of Elk, a moose or Bison. We were stopped by a Bison that obviously decided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nsander219
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Note, I travelled the first week of October and was able to see the entire park in 2.5 days. What took minutes to get to takes hours in the summer. By doing the Grand Loop you get to see why this park is so special...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ruthlandplace
Reviewed 8 October 2018

While driving the Grand Loop Road we came across many different wild animals. Have your camera ready.Living on the East coast I have always been fascinated with buffalos well you will see hundreds of buffalo up close and personal. A very pleasant drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kirpatt2016
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Saw lots of buffalo some of which were walking down the road near our coach as well as big herds, elk but alas no bears. You can usually tell when someethings about as traffic comes to a fullstopor is very slow. Fantastic route with not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maureenlogan
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This place has to be seen to be believed and take the time to do the whole loop round if you can and take at least three days!

Date of experience: October 2018
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27 October 2018|
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Response from ruthlandplace | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Cody is a pretty long drive to the park, when you enter from the East it's a good hour to the loop road (depending on traffic), trust it's worth the Money (if available to stay in the park). I was shocked to learn what... More
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9 April 2018|
Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
The bottom loop is 96 miles in length with an average speed limit of 45 mph. You should be able to easily drive it in a day even with stops at some of the more popular spots. Same thing if you just drive from west entrance... More
28 February 2018|
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
Parts of the Grand Loop are closed for the winter season and will reopen starting in April. According to their website: Due to construction there will be nightly closures of the Norris to Mammoth section June through... More