Where to go in Yellowstone National Park
Are you wondering what is the best route to take on your visit to Yellowstone National Park? Where should you go?
My goal with this blog is to give you the basic knowledge of where to go. I went to Yellowstone National Park a lot as a kid, but a few years ago when I went, I looked at a map and had absolutely no idea where to go.
The following link will give you an interactive map of the main driving areas in Yellowstone National Park: http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/interactivemap/index.htm
This is the map that the Yellowstone National Park ranger will provide you as you enter Yellowstone. Well, a larger, better version of it, but you get the gist.
As you can see, the mileage between any major site is small; however, there is a lot to see along the way!
The best loop (again, this is my opinion) is from Mammoth to Tower Falls to Bridge Bay to West Thumb to Old Faithful to Madison. This is where the best sites are. The scenery is beautiful from Madison to Norris and Norris to Canyon and Norris to Mammoth, but I find that most of the awesome sites are along the other route. (Plus, where you will see most animals.)
I also recommend taking a detour and driving toward the Northeast entrance into the Lamar Valley. This is because the Lamar Valley is a great place to see animals, especially wolves, which is what everyone seems to want to see on their trip.
I will have extended blogs about the main sites (and less known sites) in Yellowstone coming up, stay tuned!
Warmest Wishes from Big Sky Country,
Alex M. Neill
Montana Vacation Blog