Mammoth Hot SpringsNorrisMadisonOld FaithfulLakeCanyonTower/Roosevelt
  • Gibbon Falls

    One of the spectacular waterfalls that can be seen from the road, the Gibbon River flows 84 feet over the erosion-resistant rock of the giant caldera rim.
  • Fishing

    Yellowstone offers some of the best fishing in the country, and visitors come from all over to drop their lines in the miles of rivers, and the large alpine lakes.
  • Firehole Canyon Drive

    This 2 mile one-way drive will take you through the beautiful canyon where the Firehole River flows, past Firehole Falls, and up to a swimming area the whole family can enjoy.
  • Madison Information Station

    Knowledgeable rangers that can answer any questions that you may have, and this is the Jr. Ranger Station where child-oriented programs and fun activities are held regularly.
  • Terrace Spring

    A short boardwalk here takes you amongst the small grouping of hot springs which overlook a meadow in the distance and rolling hills of young lodgepole pines all around.



Current Weather & Forecasts for the Madison Region

The Madison Region is named for the Madison River which begins in the park at Madison Junction where the Gibbon and Firehole Rivers meet. There is plenty of river space for fishermen to spread out and have a section of water all to themselves. There isn't any lodging in the Madison Region and the closest lodging option inside the park is 16 miles south at Old Faithful Village or just outside if the West Entrance in the town of West Yellowstone, Montana. However, the Madison Campground provides a nice place to stay while visiting this neck of the woods.

     If you are entering the park through the Gateway Town of West Yellowstone, MT and the West Entrance, the Madison Region will be the first area of the park you experience. The scenic West Entrance Road follows the Madison River through valleys rich with wildlife and waterfowl until meeting up with the Grand Loop Road at Madison Junction. The majestic Gibbon Falls is one of the highlights here where the Gibbon River plummets over what is thought to be the caldera rim. Less than a mile south of Madison Junction is the Firehole Canyon Drive where a swimming area invites visitors to take a cool dip on hot summer days. Cyclists will enjoy the paved roads in this region because of their wide shoulders and little elevation gain across miles of pavement.

    What you will find in this region                                                              

Points of Interest:

Terrace Spring, Gibbon Falls, Firehole Falls, Firehole Canyon Drive, Madison Information/Jr. Ranger Station

 Firehole Canyon Drive


Madison Campground


Picnic Areas:

Tuff Cliff Picnic Area, Madison Junction Picnic Area


Nearest Town:

West Yellowstone, Montana - 14 miles away just outside of the West Entrance (lodging, restaurants, groceries, and activities are available in West Yellowstone, Montana).


Lodging:   There is no lodging available in the Madison Region.

Restaurants:  There are no restaurants available in the Madison Region.

Services:  There are no services available in the Madison Region.



©2012 Your Yellowstone Vacation - All Rights Reserved - Sitemap
Site Designed and Developed by Shortgrass Web Development

find me on facebook