Northeast Yellowstone National Park


We ventured through the northeast section of the park which contains the striking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We then continued outside the northeast entrance to what has been voted as one of the most beautiful scenic drives in America, the Beartooth Highway. It was a day filled with waterfalls, grand vistas, and whole lot of oohhs and aahhs.

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Falls of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
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Beartooth Highway out of Northeast Yellowstone
Bison along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Bison along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

And so our epic 80 day summer road trip continues – 12 U.S. states, 1 Canadian province and 11 national parks. For the upcoming months, I will be sharing with you our highlights, lowlights, adventures, favorite spots, best tips and our thoughts on three months of road tripping and living in a pop up.  I’ll try to answer any and all of your questions too!  You can also follow our journey via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Miles Driven Today: 174

Total Miles Driven: 2,547

Average Gas Price per Gallon: $2.76

States: Wyoming

If you would like to see our full itinerary, start at the beginning here. And Start at Day One here.

Northeast Yellowstone Map

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The dramatic 1,200-foot deep canyon is home to 109-foot Upper Falls and 308-foot Lower Falls. It is 24 miles of arresting beauty.

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Thankfully, Yellowstone has done a great job at making it accessible to pretty much anyone that wants to see the falls and at any angle. There are seven stops total between the upper and lower falls; a combination of overlooks with minimal walking and steep hikes to viewing points. We walked each one and it equaled about seven miles.

Yellowstone Canyon

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Beartooth Highway

Right outside the northeast entrance is Cooke City, the start of the mega-beautiful Beartooth Highway. Due to time, we only drove up to Beartooth Pass Summit which is a little over half of the whole drive. If you are able to make time for this drive, I suggest you do so. It is magnificent! Every turn is better than the last. We wanted to drive the entire highway, but we didn’t couldn’t fit it in before dusk. Maybe next trip.

Beartooth Highway

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Next Stop: Grand Teton National Park

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