October 21, 2017

Things to do on the Drive between the South Entrance and the West Thumb in Yellowstone National Park

Lewis River heading south toward Lewis Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

The drive between the South Entrance and West Thumb in Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorites.  The things to do here are probably less-known, and therefore less crowded, and don’t take very long to see.

The road follows the Lewis River from the South Entrance most of the way until you reach Lewis Lake. This meandering river provides views from Lewis River Canyon to soggy meadows with mountains as the backdrop.

You start out driving along the Lewis River Canyon, with a few pull outs providing stunning views of the canyon dropping sharply down to the Lewis River.  I even saw a few (inaccessible to humans) caves in the rock across the river.  Use the designated pull outs that you see to stop and take pictures. You will see many dangerous spots where people used to try to pull over have been filled in with rocks to stop people from making the same attempts now.

Lewis Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Lewis Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Here are my top things to do along this drive (driving from the South Entrance toward West Thumb):

1. Moose Falls
2. Lewis Canyon
3. Lewis Falls
4. Lewis Lake

Enjoy the serenity of this drive between the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and the West Thumb.

Warm Wishes from Big Sky Country,

Alex M. Neill

Montana Vacation Blog

www.montanavacationblog.com

 

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