Madison Junction to Norris Drive

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Madison Junction to Norris Drive is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1194 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

nature trips

scenic driving

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Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

scenic driving
13 days ago

hiking
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Very cool waterfall right next to the road very cool !!!

scenic driving
Friday, February 19, 2016

This stretch of road contains Gibbon Falls, Artist Paint Pots (one of my wife's favorites), and Beryl Springs.

scenic driving
Friday, February 19, 2016

I give this a 5-star rating simply because this route offers a great East/West shortcut through the middle of the park. Because there are no spectacular geothermal or natural wonders on this route, traffic is generally moving close to the 45mph posted speed even in the July & August peak times. (Unless, of course, there is wildlife near the road - then it's like everywhere else in the park - a standstill).

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Nice drive, but nothing particularly special compared to the rest of the wonders of the park.

scenic driving
Sunday, October 05, 2014

scenic driving
Monday, July 28, 2014

Very pretty drive from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone over to the Norris Geyser Basin. Good way to get from one side of the park to the other.

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Not as crowded as the road towards Old Faithful, but it has some pretty spots to stop like Gibbon Falls, and Beryl Springs.

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Short connecting drive that makes what I call the figure 8 loop

scenic driving
Sunday, March 17, 2013

We took this road as a shortcut back to the RV park. A few miles from the west end, a graded road breaks off to the right. It goes to a canyon, and you drive along the edge past the Virginia Cascades. The road then rejoins the Canyon-Norris road in less the 5 miles.

scenic driving
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Not near as busy as the Old Faithful area. As nice stop is at Gibbon Falls.

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

This is a nice stretch of geothermals, some of which are not what visitors might have expected, like Beryl Spring and the Artists Paintpots. Because it's north of the larger concentration of geothermals, including Old Faithful, it isn't quite as crowded with Griswolds. On our trip, we also saw more bison than on the next stretch to the south. The off-road walks are amazing! Can't wait to go back in December!

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Like the rest of Yellowstone, this is a beautiful drive. You start out in the forested caldera, and you can immediately tell when you cross the caldera rim. Suddenly your back in geothermal land! We didn't see any notable wildlife, but it was a pretty, relaxing drive. Can't wait to go back!

scenic driving
Monday, January 24, 2011

This short stretch of road is filled with Bison that will come right to your car! Just don't leave the protection of your car to take pics or just to get close to these immense animals.