Scenic Drives

The area surrounding Yellowstone National Park is scenic and full of wildlife and hot springs. Enjoy our itineraries for the best sightseeing drives in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

Oxbow Bend with a reflection of Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park

3 Roadside Stops in Grand Teton National Park

From historic homesteads to breathtaking river valleys, here are our top stops for a fantastic scenic drive plus road-trip advice from Nokian Tyres.

Driving over Beartooth Pass, northeast of Yellowstone National Park

Dramatic Scenic Drive on Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone

One of the most breathtaking routes to Yellowstone is the 68-mile stretch of the Beartooth Highway - named a National Scenic Byway’s “All-American Road.”

Firehole Falls. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Firehole Canyon Drive to Waterfall & Swimming Area in Yellowstone

Firehole Canyon Drive is a 2-mile, one-way road off the Grand Loop south of Madison. The drive has a waterfall overlook and swimming area. Watch the time-lapse video.

Firehole Spring on Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone

Firehole Lake Drive off Yellowstone's Grand Loop

Firehole Lake Road is a 3-mile, one-way road off the Grand Loop between Old Faithful and Madison. Geysers & hot springs are visible from the road & boardwalk. Watch the time-lapse video of the drive.

Yellowstone bison in spring

Scenic Drive: Wildlife Safari Loop in Yellowstone Country

Search for grizzly bears, moose, elk, black bears, bald eagles, wild horses, bison, and wolves on this driving tour through Yellowstone, Montana, and Idaho.

Yellowstone's Grand Loop Road from Madison Junction to Old Faithful exit

Yellowstone's Grand Loop - Madison Junction to Old Faithful

This stretch of the Grand Loop from Madison Junction intersection to the exit for the Old Faithful area is the most popular and has the most geyser basins.

Grand Loop Drive from West Thumb to Lake Village

Yellowstone's Grand Loop - West Thumb to Lake Village

This 21-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road from the West Thumb to Lake Village travels along the side of Yellowstone Lake with hotels, visitor centers, and a geyser basin boardwalk.