Visit Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872 as America’s first national park, Yellowstone is known for its geysers, hot springs, colorful canyons, and abundant wildlife. Sitting on one of the world’s largest calderas, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is truly amazing. With more than 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers it has half of the world’s geothermal features.

Travel Through Wind River Country to Yellowstone

Long before anonymous interstates and the whirr of superhighway traffic, America’s open roads promised drivers adventure and mystery. It’s still that way on historic U.S. Hwy. 26/287/20. In the 1920s, Model-T tourists dubbed this route west the “Yellowstone Highway” and marked its path with yellow rocks. Some remain for road-trippers to spot to this day. Today, this starkly beautiful stretch of road still delivers untethered adventure and the chance to remember the nostalgia and magic of the road less traveled.

The Old Yellowstone Highway remains the most scenic route to the south gate of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, so why not set a classic road-trip pace across Wyoming’s Wind River Country to get to know the characters of welcoming frontier towns, explore the culture of the authentic West and the Wind River Indian Reservation, and expect the unexpected—exactly what road trips should be about.

Take a few days on the Old Yellowstone Highway and discover Wind River Country. Or extend your travels to Circle the Continental Divide!

Quick Tips

Did you know?

  • There are more people hurt by bison than bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears. Courtesy nps.gov
  • Yellowstone celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016.
  • Wind River Country is home to three National Park Service sites you can visit on your way to Yellowstone.