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The Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone is the main way to get to the attractions in the national park. This 21-mile stretch from the West Thumb to Lake Village travels along the side of Yellowstone Lake.
Attractions in order from West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake to Lake Village:
The Grant Village area is actually a short distance south of our starting point. Grant Village has hotels, a campground, two restaurants, boat docks, a visitor center, a grocery store, laundry facilities, and a gas station.
West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake
The West Thumb area has an information center with a bookstore. Walk the West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalk among lakeside geysers and hot springs. Starting at the Grant Village docks, paddling tours kayak into this area of the lake.
Gull Point Drive
This 2-mile, 2-way side road leads to a picnic area along Yellowstone Lake.
Natural Bridge Trail Head
A short 1.5-mile trail ends at a natural bridge. This is an easy, family-friendly hike with no elevation gain.