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Roadside Wonders

Roadside Wonders


Forces of the Northern Range Self-Guiding Trail
This short 1/2 mile boardwalk located on the Blacktail Deer Plateau between Mammoth Village and Tower Junction will open your eyes and educate you about forces of nature that have sculpted the land before you. It will also teach you about the plants and wildlife alike that live in Yellowstone's Northern Range...View More

Enjoy a short drive through the Yellowstone Hoodoos. These massive boulders and columns of rock are pieces of Terrace Mountain that have fallen off over the years from hundreds of feet above...View More

Obsidian Cliff
Towering above the Grand Loop Road, Obsidian Cliff is a natural historic landmark and so is the small pavillion that contains information about the cliff's geological creation. The small pavillion that shelters the informational display about Obsidian Cliff is one of the oldest in the park, constructed in the 1930s...View More

Historic Fort Yellowstone Self-Guiding Trail
When the park was first being established and protected, the army set up shop in the area that is now Mammoth Village. Before the National Park Service was created, military personnel were sent to Yellowstone to protect it from vandalism, thieves, and poachers. Mammoth served as the ideal spot to...View More

Roosevelt Arch
The Roosevelt Arch has always been a symbolic gateway into Yellowstone National Park. This iconic symbol of Yellowstone's history was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. An inscription at the top of the arch reads "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people" which helps us remember why Yellowstone was set aside...View More

45th Parallel
A large pullout about half way up the North Entrance road is a good place to stop for a picture at the 45th Parallel sign. The 45th Parallel marks the half way point between the North Pole and the Equator...View More

Boiling River Swimming Area
The boiling river is a small thermal river that flows into the Gardner River where visitors can soak and relax in a natural hot tub. A trail will lead you on an easy half mile walk along the Gardner River to a spot where you can access the soaking area...View More

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