From the north end of Jackson Lake, we approached Yellowstone on the Roosevelt Hwy through Bridger Teton National Forest, a big lodgepole pine forest, with many trees hit by fires appearing like giant toothpicks. We arrived at the south gate to Yellowstone just as (on the first day of summer, mind you) it began to SNOW! We passed by Lewis Canyon and Lewis Falls in the snowstorm, but couldn’t halfway see it and deemed it as a must-stop on our return visit (we also missed Moose Falls and the Dime Creek pullout). Finally, the snow eased off and we arrived at the Lewis Lake area, which was beautiful as the sun glistened on the snow-covered lodgepoles. Our first crossing of the Continental Divide at 7988 feet was quite interesting and exciting with the changing topology and weather. We reached West Thumb Geyser Basin (turning out to be one of our favorites) ahead of the snowstorm. On our return trip we had great weather and made a stop at Lewis Falls. Great drive, and GTNP and YNP make a great combination sight-seeing adventure.

10 months ago

I went here a few years ago late August. Ranger told us to look out for Grizzlies, though we didn't end up seeing any. Crossed a few little creeks to get there and there was a bear box nearby the actual spring. The source is on a slope that rolls into a shallow creek. The spring was hot and the area is nice as there wasn't any other people around in the gorgeous meadow.

I've heard of people xc skiing to the site when there is snow, probably would be another nice experience.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

This scenic drive is some of the best you will see. Lots of wildlife, buffalo, elk, and moose. Can be crowded and slow during the summer months, but a beautiful connection to two of America's best National Parks!

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Lined with dense forest, this road is one of the most exciting roads to drive in the USA. Why? Because if you're headed north you're bound for Yellowstone, and if you're headed south you're aiming for Grand Teton National Park. Does it get any better than that? I didn't think so.

(Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife - don't be the guy who stops traffic because you hit a moose - no one, and I mean no one, likes that guy.)

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Beautiful drive between the Tetons and Yellowstone. Soak in the scenery here before enjoying whichever park is next for you!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Pretty drive between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Always love driving through the Parkway

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Monday, July 01, 2013

This is the highway between Yellowstone and Grand Teton. It's only about 7 miles, but is awesome!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

WOW!! We drove this Parkway at least 3 times while we were in the yellowstone area. What a beautiful scenic drive. If your going to the south entrance this is the road you will be on.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

This is the "main drag" entering Yellowstone from Moran in the south. The mountains and forests are breathtaking. The bears, moose, elk and other wildlife are easier to see than you might expect - if you take your time. This was our first exposure to magnificent Yellowstone and, if we hadn't seen anything else, this would have sold us on the park as one of our favorite destinations.