Yellowstone Handicap Accessible

Yellowstone Made Easy: Handicap Accessible Zones

Uncovering Yellowstone's Handicap Accessible Zones

There weren’t any requirements for handicap accessibility when Yellowstone territory was sanctioned to become a National Park. That was well over 100 years ago therefore, not a top priority for the very first National Park. The National Park Service was created as a way to protect the land along with the indigenous plants and animals of the region. Areas of Yellowstone are being updated regularly. Reconstruction efforts have made numerous sites and activities Handicap Accessible year-around.

Yellowstone covers a large area of land.  It’s easy to spend a full week in Yellowstone and still not get to see everything. To more easily identify the Handicap Accessible Zones, I broke the list into 8 main zones and each zone has a sub-list of their own Handicap Accessible categories.

Click the Link to each zone:

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Canyon Village

Things to do and learn:

Canyon Visitor Education Center: The Visitor Center has touch and audio exhibits. Films have captioning and audio description. Assistive listening devises are available for use in the theater. This is where The Canyon Back Country office is located. The building is wheelchair accessible and contains accessible restrooms. A manual wheelchair is available for loan

 

Things to see:

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River has designated accessible parking at all overlooks

North Rim: Accessible areas of the North Rim Trail for views between the overlooks. Has designated accessible parking.

North Rim: Inspiration Point Accessible views on the overlook. Has designated accessible parking.

South Rim: The Lower overlook of Artist Point is Accessible. Has accessible vault toilets. Has designated accessible parking.

South Rim: Uncle Tom’s Overlook has Accessible view of the Upper Falls

Brink of Lower Falls: stay right at the fork on the paved path will lead you toward the accessible part of the North Rim Trail. Has accessible restrooms and a designated accessible parking area.

Brink of Upper Falls: Accessible route is closed for reconstruction.

Hayden Valley: A large valley surrounded by mountains with views of Wildlife paradise. There isn’t a designated parking area. Depending on how the traffic is, the large pullout may have enough room to maneuver a wheelchair. Nearest accessible restrooms are at Mud Volcano or Canyon areas.

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Summer Programs:

          “Experiencing Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Canyon Talks Artist Point”

            “Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics:

            “Canyon Village Evening Program” at Canyon Campground Amphitheater

Fall Programs:

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Canyon Talks at Artist Point”

 

Shopping:

Canyon General Store: groceries, restaurant, gear, t-shirts, and souvenirs. Open mid-May-Oct, Located at 2 Grand Loop Rd, Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190. Has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Yellowstone Adventures (Outdoor Store): recreation gear, fishing supplies, fast food, groceries, souvenirs, and a frozen yogurt shop. Open mid-May-Nov. Accessible. Located at 1 Canyon Village Loop Road, Canyon Village, YNP, WY 82190

Gift Shop: open June-Oct. Located in Canyon Lodge

Yellowstone Forever Park Store: Located in The Canyon Visitor Education Center. Is fully accessible, with wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Canyon Gas and Service Station: Is staffed seasonally and only during daylight hours. Has call buttons at the pumps. Accessible restrooms

 

Restaurants/Food:

Canyon Lodge Falls Café: Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Address: Thomas Moran Lower Falls of Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190. Has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Montana-made ice cream, homemade waffle cones. Open May 24-Sept 18, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Washburn Lookout: Offers morning snacks and coffee, open May 18- Oct 13, 6:00 am-9:30 am, located in Washburn Lodge (registration building)

Canyon Lodge M66 Grill & Lounge: Full-Service Dining Room. Breakfast May 18-Sept 10, 6:30 am-10:30 am & Dinner May 18-Oct 12, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm; dinner reservations are required, call 307-344-7311. Dress code: Casual. Accessible

Canyon Lodge Eatery: featuring local ingredients, serving Breakfast 6:30 am -10:00 am, Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm & Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm, open May 17-Oct 13. Dress code: Casual. Address: Canyon Lodge Eatery, 83B Lupine Ct., Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190. Has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Canyon Soda Fountain: Old Fashion Soda Fountain Diner. Located in the Canyon General Store, 1 Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190. Accessible

 

Lodging:

Canyon Campground: Has 3 accessible sites in Loop L, each with an extended picnic table and a fire pit with a grate. Evening programs are accessible. Loop L has accessible restrooms. The Canyon Campground is located in a lodgepole pine forest at Canyon Village south of Washburn range near Grand Canyon at Yellowstone River.

 

Ice Lake Backcountry Campsite 4D3 can accommodate wheelchairs, has a tent pad and accessible pit toilet. The trailhead is a ½ mile long, located between Norris and Canyon. Call (307)344-2160, if you have questions or in need of assistance while using this campsite or trail.

Canyon Lodging: Has 19 accessible rooms in Dunraven and Cascade Lodges including 3 accessible suites

Canyon Cabins: Has 5 accessible Western Cabin units with roll-in showers.

 

Restrooms:

Canyon Visitor Education Center, Canyon Gas and Service Station, Canyon General Stor

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Grant Village and West Thumb

Things to do and learn:

Grant Visitor Center: The Grant Visitor Centers orientation film is captioned and transcripts are available. Some exhibits are accessible. The Grant Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible. The restroom could require assistance. There is a designated parking area. Manual wheelchairs are available for loan.

West Thumb Information Center is wheelchair accessible, has vault toilets in the designated parking area

 

 

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center is the location of the Chamber of Commerce of West Yellowstone. This is a great place to start. You’ll find information on the area and maps. Accessible, all programs are accessible. Located at 30 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Grant Marina: Boat Launch is Accessible

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Summer Programs:

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Gazing into the Abyss” accessible with assistance

            “Junior Ranger Discovery Program”

            “West Thumb Geyser Basin Walk” accessible with assistance

            “Ranger Rendezvous”

“Grant Village Evening Program” at Grant Village Visitor Center Amphitheater

Fall Ranger Programs:

            “Grant Village Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone:

 

Things to see:

West Thumb Geyser Basin: Information center is accessible. The Boardwalk is wheelchair accessible no steps. It does have a section containing a 10% grade in the lower loop.

Lewis Falls: The falls can be viewed from the pullout. No designated parking. The pullout may have enough room to accommodate a wheelchair.

 

Shopping:

Yellowstone Forever Park Store: Is accessible has designated parking. There are0 accessible vault toilets in the parking area.

Grant Village General Store: Has The Grant Village Grill and a fountain area that serves 3 meals a day, a grocery store.  There is a gift shop with a wide variety of items for gifts or to use for camping and outdoors.  It is wheelchair accessible including the restrooms. There are designated accessible parking. Located at 2 Grant Village Loop Road, YNP, WY 82190.

Grant Mini Store has small miscellaneous items and toiletries is located at 1 Village Loop Road, YNP, WY 82190

Grant Village Lodge Registration Building Gift Shop: Is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for loan

Grant Village Gas & Service Station: Staffed seasonally during daylight hours. Has call buttons at the pumps.

West Thumb Yellowstone Forever Park Store is accessible

 

Restaurants/Food:

Grant Restaurant: full service

Grant Lake House Restaurant: Fast Food and pizza. Is wheelchair accessible for breakfast and dinner only

Grant Village Dining Room: Is wheelchair accessible dining and restrooms

Grant General Store: fast food. Accessible

 

Lodging:

Grant Village Lodge: Has 12 wheelchair accessible hotel rooms, accessible showers. There are designated accessible parking at the lodge registration building. Wheelchairs are available at the lodging registration building.

Grant Village Campground: Has 3 wheelchair accessible sites. An accessible restroom is in Loop A. Accessible showers are in the family restrooms of The Camper Services building. The evening ranger programs at the amphitheater are wheelchair accessible

 

Restrooms:

An accessible restroom is in Loop A. Grant visitor center (with assistance), Yellowstone General Store, Grant Restaurant, Grant Village Campground Loop A&B and the picnic area. An accessible shower is in the family restrooms of The Camper Services building and at Grant Village Lodging

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Lake Village, Fishing Bridge, Bridge Bay

 Things to do and learn:

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum have limited access to some of the exhibits and park store. The amphitheater and the restrooms on the east side of the visitor parking area are accessible. A wheelchair user may need assistance.

Bay Bridge Amphitheater may require some assistance. Park next to the restroom in Loop D

 

 

Things to see:

Mud Volcano is located between Canyon and Fishing Bridge, the lower loop and a small part to Dragons Mouth are accessible from the northeast end of the parking area. Has designated accessible parking and accessible restrooms

LeHardys Rapids northern part of the boardwalk is accessible and marked from the north parking lot. No designated parking. Located between Canyon and Fishing Bridge.

Fishing Bridge wheelchair users may require some assistance. Designated parking

Natural Bridge is a 2.5-mile trail, a wheelchair user may require some assistance. Park in Pullout on the main road located just south of the bridge over Bridge Bay

Lake Butte wheelchair users may require some assistance

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Summer Ranger Programs:

Fishing Bridge

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Featured Creature”

“Fishing Bridge Evening Program” at Fishing Bridge Visitor Center Amphitheater

 Bridge Bay:

            “Lake SceniCruise”

“Bridge Bay Evening Program” at Bridge Bay Campground Amphitheater

Fall Ranger Programs:

            “Lake SceniCruise”

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Bridge Bay Evening Program” at Bridge Bay Campground Amphitheater

 

Shopping:

Fishing Bridge General Store You’ll find groceries, western jewelry, giftware, has a retro soda fountain counter with a full menu and ice cream. Has accessible designated parking and restrooms. Located at 1 E Entrance Road, Fishing Bridge, YNP, WY 82190

Fishing Bridge Forever Park Store is located in the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

Fishing Bridge Gas and Service Station is staffed seasonally during daylight hours. They have call buttons at the pumps

Lake General Store if you’re hungry there is a fountain menu and a shop with gifts and apparel. It is accessible and there are accessible restrooms located outside northeast of the store. Located at 1 Lake Loop Road, Lake Village, YNP, WY 82190

Lake Hotel Gift Shop is accessible

Lake Lodge Gift shop is accessible. Wheelchair users may need assistance.

Bridge Bay Marina Store has supplies for fishing, boating, and camping and is accessible from the boat ramp area. Has designated parking. Located at 1 Bridge Bay Marina, YNP, WY 82190

Restaurants/Food:

Lake Hotel Dining Room and Lounge are accessible

Lake Lodge Cafeteria has accessible dining. Wheelchairs may need assistance to access the cafeteria

Lake Village General Store has a real grocery store with soft drinks and snacks and souvenirs.  A small selection of beer, wine, and spirits is available. Located at 1 Lake Loop Road, YNP, WY 82190

 

 

Lodging:

Lake Hotel has 13 accessible rooms in the hotel and Sandpiper Annex and has 5 accessible cabins. There are designated accessible parking in front of Sandpiper Annex of the hotel. Wheelchairs are available for loan to guests.

Lake Lodge Cabins have 10 accessible cabins. May need assistance to access the lodge and cafeteria. Wheelchairs are available for loan to guests.

Fishing Bridge RV Park will have accessible sites in 2020

Bay Bridge Campground has 3 accessible sites. The accessible restrooms are in Loop A and the picnic area on the marina entrance road. There are designated accessible parking at restrooms. Assistance may be needed at the amphitheater, park next to the restroom in loop D.

 

Restrooms:

Accessible restrooms in Fishing Bridge General Store and on the east side of Fishing Bridge Visitor Center, outside of Lake Village General Store, Lake Hotel and Lake Lodge.

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Old Faithful

 Things to do and learn:

Old Faithful Visitor Education Center: Accessible exhibits that have interactive displays with audio and open-captioned films. Evening programs are accessible. There are wheelchair accessible walkways from the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center to the Old Faithful Geyser. Designated parking near the entrance. There is available wheelchair rental.

Note: The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center has its lobby open with accessible restrooms during the winter months

Backcountry Office: Located at the Old Faithful District Ranger Station is accessible.

 

Things to see:

Old Faithful Geyser has wheelchair accessible walkways from the designated parking area to Old Faithful Geyser plus across the road into the Geyser Basin and to other hydrothermal features

Upper Geyser Basin: There is a 1.5-mile accessible path to Morning Glory Pool from Old Faithful. The same path can be taken from The General Stores is .2 mile to Castle Geyser and Crested pool and 1.2 miles to Morning Glory Pool

Biscuit Basin: There is an accessible trail with an overlook at Wall Pool located on the main road, 3 miles north of the Old Faithful intersection

Midway Geyser Basin: There is an accessible boardwalk to The Grand Prismatic Spring located on the main road 5.5 miles north of the Old Faithful intersection. There are accessible parking and restrooms.

Fountain Paint Pot: The beginning of the Fountain Paint Pot trail to Silex Spring is accessible by wheelchair other areas of the boardwalk are steep and have steps. Located 9 miles north of Old Faithful. This area has designated accessible parking.

Firehole Lake Drive: All thermal features are accessible between Old Faithful and Madison. There is an accessible boardwalk. This is located on the main road 8 miles north of the Old Faithful intersection. No restrooms

Black Sand Basin: The boardwalk has steep areas

East Lot Picnic area has an accessible table, grill, and restroom

Whiskey Flat Picnic area has an accessible table and restroom

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Winter Ranger Program:

            “Geyser Galore”

            “Old Faithful Evening Program”

Summer Ranger Program:

            “Junior Ranger Activity Site”

            “Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics”

            “Geysers Galore”

“Old Faithful Evening Program” in the Theater of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Fall Ranger Program:

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Geysers Galore”

“Old Faithful Evening Program” ” in the Theater of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

 

 

Shopping:

Old Faithful Yellowstone Forever Park Store: Located in the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, Designated parking near the front entrance of the visitor center.

Old faithful Upper Basin Gas and Service Station: Staffed seasonally during daylight hours. There are call buttons at the pump. The Pumps are turned on during the winter season. There won’t be any staff available.

Old faithful Lower Basin Gas and Service Station: Staffed seasonally during daylight hours. There are call buttons at the pump. NOTE: The pumps are turned on during the winter. There won’t be any staff available.

Old Faithful Lower Basin General Store: your destination for fine apparel, artwork, and better gifts. Seated food service is available with geysers a la carte. 1 Old Faithful Loop Road, YNP, WY 82190. Accessible walkways from the main parking area

Old Faithful Upper General Store: your destination for gifts and Seated food service with hot or cold food. 2 Old faithful Loop Road, YNP, WY 82190. Accessible walkways from the main parking area

Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Accessible. Designated parking in the front.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge Gift Shop & Bear Den Ski Shop: Accessible. Designated parking in the front.

Yellowstone Art & Photography Center: Has an accessible entrance, information desk, and exhibits. Located at 2 Old Faithful Road, YNP, WY 82190

 

Restaurants/Food:

Old Faithful Inn Dining Room: Food options include American, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free. There are an accessible dining room and restrooms. Designated parking areas located in the front and back of the building.

Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Accessible restrooms. Designated parking areas located in the front and back of the building.

Old Faithful Bear Pit Lounge is next to the main dinner in the Old Faithful Inn offers cocktails, microbrews and pub food

Old Faithful General Store is located next to Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Has a grocery store with food and souvenirs plus offers seated food service with pizza, soup, sandwiches and more.  2 Old Faithful Loop Road, YNP, WY 82190

Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria & Bake Shop: Both the Cafeteria and snack bar are accessible. There are accessible restrooms. Designated parking areas located in the front and back of the building.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Accessible dining and restrooms. Designated parking areas located in the front of the building.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge Geyer Grill: Accessible dining and restrooms. There is designated accessible parking is in the front.

 

Lodging:

Backcountry: Campsite oD5 is located at Goose Lake and will be held for people with disabilities until 4:00 pm. Has a dirt path located .25 mile in from the main trail or 1.5 miles from Fountain Freight Road Trailhead.  Wheelchair users may need assistance on the trail and the campsite. For more details call (307)344-2160.

Old Faithful Inn: Has 8 accessible rooms. Has accessible restrooms and shower. Family Restrooms located on the 1st floor. Designated accessible parking is in the front and rear of the building. There is a paved path from Old Faithful Inn to the Lower General Store. Wheelchairs are available for loan

Old Faithful Lodge: Accessible Cafeteria and snack bar.  A family restroom is located in the lobby.  Designated accessible parking located in the front. Wheelchairs are available for loan

Old Faithful Cabins: Has 2 accessible cabins and an accessible shower House

Old Faithful Snow Lodge: Has 5 accessible rooms and one accessible cabin. The Obsidian Dining Room and Geyser Grill are both accessible. There are accessible restrooms. Designated parking is available in the front. Wheelchairs available for loan

 

Restrooms:

Accessible restrooms can be found at The Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Lodge, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and Visitor Center

Public Shower: an Accessible Public Shower is in a restroom at the Old Faithful Lodge

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Madison

 

 

Things to do and learn:

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center has a wheelchair accessible entrance and restroom. Located in the town of West Yellowstone, MT; 14 miles west of Madison Junction.

Madison Information Station: There are designated parking spaces at the walkway that goes to the Information Station and in front of the restrooms and picnic area. There are accessible restrooms located on the right as you enter the parking lot. Wheelchair users may require assistance from the parking area to the information station building and the amphitheater.

Mount Haynes Overlook has an accessible fishing platform/boardwalk that goes out to the Madison River. Located 3.5 miles West of Madison Junction.

 

Things to see:

National Park Mountain has wheelchair accessible views. Located close to Madison Information Station

Gibbon Falls has accessible designated parking, paths, and views plus a picnic table area with an accessible vault toilet. Located in Northwest Yellowstone between Norris Geyser Basin and Madison Junction

Madison River Junction with views of Gibbon and Firehole Rivers have areas with large pullouts on West Entrance Road between the west entrance and Madison.

Madison River picnic area has a handicap accessible table and restroom. Wheelchair users may require assistance. Located on West Entrance Road between the west entrance and Madison.

Tuff Cliff picnic area has handicap accessible tables and restroom. Located in the west central area of the park just northeast of Madison.

Two Ribbons Trail has an accessible .7 mile boardwalk with informational waypoint signs. Located along Madison River

Terrace Spring has an accessible short boardwalk loop .2 mile in length, that passes by hot springs. There is a steep grade in the middle of the loop where wheelchair users may require assistance. Located North of Madison Junction.

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs

Summer Ranger Programs:

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Flames of Renewal Activity” accessible with assistance

            “Terrace Springs Walk” accessible with assistance

            “Madison Evening Program” at Madison Amphitheater

Fall Ranger Programs:

            “Madison Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Madison Evening Program” at Madison Amphitheater

 

Lodging:

Madison Campground has 3 accessible sites with an extended picnic table and raised fire grate. The closest accessible shower is located 16 miles south at Old Faithful Inn. Assistance may be required for wheelchair users on some of the trails that go from the campground to the river.

 

Restrooms:

Madison Campground has accessible restrooms in Loop A

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Norris Geyser Basin

Things to do and learn:

Norris Geyser Basin Museum: Some exhibits are accessible from the right/north side of the trail. Wheelchairs may need assistance to get to the outside patio. Visitors may be able to view The Porcelain Basin. Has designated accessible parking.

Museum of the National Park Ranger has a wheelchair accessible entrance. There is a view of the meadow and Gibbon River from the boardwalk that goes around the building. Outdoor exhibits and videos are accessible. Designated accessible parking is in front

Amphitheater at Norris Campground: Visitors attending the amphitheater may require assistance.

 

 

Things to see:

Norris Geyser Basin Trail: The Basin trail is not accessible by wheelchair. Visitors are able to view the Porcelain Basin from Norris Museum. The Emerald Pool, Steamboat, and Echinus are nearby and are accessible with assistance.

Roaring Mountain has an accessible exhibit with a large parking pullout

Obsidian Cliff has a short accessible trail with a historic exhibit. Has designated accessible parking with viewing available from the large pullout.

Frying Pan Spring has an accessible boardwalk that leads to Frying Pan Spring. Has designated accessible parking area.

Artists Paintpots located 3.8 miles south of Norris Junction. The lower portion is accessible by wheelchair.

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Summer Programs:

            “Norris Campfire Evening Program” at Norris Campground Campfire Circle

 

Shopping:

Norris Yellowstone Forever Park Store is accessible

 

Lodging:

Norris Campground has one accessible site. The accessible restroom is 200 yards from the campsite and 66 yards from accessible parking at the amphitheater. Visitors attending the amphitheater may require assistance.

 

Restrooms:

Accessible restrooms in parking areas

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible Zones: Mammoth Hot Springs

Things to do and learn:

Mammoth Visitor Center: Accessible in the rear, call button at the top of the ramp for assistance. There are available wheelchair rentals.

Albright Visitor Center: Induction loop technology is available at the front desk. Touch exhibits are on the main floor. Audio description headsets are available as an assistive listening system. Displays that contain silent videos have open captioning available. A large written print and/or Braille version of the map and guide and the newspaper is available at the information desk. There are 2 designated parking spaces located across the street from the entrance. Wheelchair access is at the front of the building. Accessible restrooms are located on the 3rd floor, use the elevator at the rear of the building. Manual wheelchair rental is available at the visitor center.

Yellowstone Heritage & Research Center (Gardiner, MT): This is where the research library and exhibits are located about the park’s history. Is wheelchair accessible.

Mammoth Backcountry Office is accessible, located in the Albright Visitor Center

 

 

Things to see:

Mammoth Hot Springs: Accessible pullout along Upper Terrace Drive

Mammoth Hot Springs Lower Terraces: Some sections of the boardwalk are accessible. Some assistance may be required getting onto the boardwalk from the walkway. Accessibility of the boardwalk during the winter months will depend on how much snowpack. You can see a ranger for all up to date information.

Mammoth Hot Springs Upper Terrace Drive: There is designated parking on the left with an accessible boardwalk on the right. You will not be able to drive any further beyond the boardwalk if you drive a recreational vehicle or are towing a vehicle. You will be less than 1 mile to Orange Spring Mound, it has an additional short boardwalk and an exhibit with wheelchair accessible parking. During winter months, Upper Terrace Drive is closed to all vehicles.

Forces of the Northern Range Self Guiding Trail: Accessible boardwalk with some tactile exhibits. There is an audio description in the app for the wayside exhibits. Available designated accessible parking. The closest accessible restroom is at the Blacktail Creek pullout.

Boiling River Trail: From the parking space there are approx 50 yards of compacted soil on the trail that could be considered accessible. Has a vault toilet. The soaking area is NOT accessible

Sheepeater Cliff Picnic area has an accessible table and restroom. There are designated accessible parking.

 

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Winter Ranger Program:

“Winter Wonderland”: at Albright Visitor Center in the backcountry permit office (take the elevator to the basement)

Summer Ranger Programs:

            “Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics”

            “Calling in the Cavalry Walk”

            “Mammoth Evening Program” at Mammoth  Campground Amphitheater

Fall Ranger Program:

            “Mammoth Experience Wildlife in Yellowstone”

            “Stars Above Yellowstone”

 

Shopping:

Yellowstone Forever Park Store: located in the Albright Visitor Center. There are 2 designated parking spaces located across the street from the entrance. Wheelchair access is at the front of the building. Accessible restrooms are located on the 3rd floor, use the elevator at the rear of the building. Manual wheelchair rental is available at the visitor center.

 Mammoth General Store: Has gifts, apparel, equipment and supplies, food and beverages plus Montana homemade ice cream. Accessible, a ramp on the south side of the building. Located at 1 Mammoth Upper Loop Road, Mammoth Hot Springs, YNP WY 82190

Mammoth Hotel Gift Shop: There is an accessible gift shop located near the front door.

Mammoth Hot Springs Gas Station: This gas station is staffed seasonally but only during the daylight hours. It does have call buttons at the pumps. It is open for gas during the winter months but won’t be staffed. The accessible restrooms are to the left of the service station on the Grand Loop Road.

 

Restaurants/Food:

Mammoth Terrace Grill: Designated accessible parking on the side of the building. The entrance has a ramp. Has Accessible dining and restrooms. Note: If any assistance is needed there is a doorbell.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Dining Room: Dining Room is accessible by way of the Terrace Grill. The ramp is on the other side of the building. Inside the Terrace Grill, turn left. Go through the grill towards the far wall. Accessible restrooms are inside the Terrace Grill.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Map Room Bar: good for a quick bite. Has daily sandwiches, snacks, beverages, and a lunch buffet.

 

Lodging:

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel: Has an accessible entrance, 2 accessible hotel rooms. There is an accessible gift shop located near the front door.  Terrace Grill and the lobby have accessible restrooms. A wheelchair is available for assistance.

Mammoth Hot Springs Cabins: Has 4 accessible cabins

Mammoth Hot Springs Campground: Accessible route along the paved roadway. There are 5 accessible sites. The tent platforms, picnic tables, fire rings are accessible. The water hydrant near site #15 is accessible. Cooking grates may require assistance to move. There are accessible Restrooms. The closest accessible public showers are in Gardiner which is located 5miles north.

Indian Creek Campground: Has 2 designated sites with accessible tables and fire ring. Accessible vault toilets are next to the campsites. Has an accessible amphitheater.

 

 

Restrooms:

Handicap Accessible restrooms are in the building to the left/south of the Mammoth Service Station. They are in the Terrace Grill and Mammoth Hotel Lobby. The restrooms on the 3rd floor of The Albright Visitor Center. They can be accessed by the elevator located in the back of the building. The Gardner River and the Mammoth picnic area have an accessible toilet nearby.

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Yellowstone Handicap Accessible [email protected] Tower-Roosevelt

 Things to do and learn:

Interpretive rangers rove the Tower-Roosevelt area. The closest visitor centers are the Canyon Visitor Education Center, 19 miles south and The Albright Visitors Center at Mammoth, which is 18 miles west

Soda Butte Creek: Picnic area with accessible tables, accessible vault toilet, and accessible parking

Warm Creek: Picnic sites, accessible vault toilet, and designated accessible parking

 

 

Things to see:

Lamar Valley has many wildlife viewing areas. Some wayside exhibits have designated accessible parking. The Lamar River Stock Trailhead has an accessible vault toilet

Calcite Springs Overlook has designated parking. The paved area to the overlook is 93 yards

Tower Falls has designated handicap accessible parking. Wheelchair users could need additional assistance due to the trail’s surface.

 

Ranger Handicap Accessible Programs:

Summer Program:

            Tower- “Stars above Yellowstone”

Interpretive rangers rove the Tower-Roosevelt area.

The closest visitor centers with a ranger program are at Canyon Visitor Education Center 19 miles south and The Albright Visitors Center at Mammoth which is 18 miles west

 

Shopping:

Roosevelt Store offers snacks, drinks, groceries, and souvenirs. Is accessible and has designated parking in front. Located at 1 Roosevelt Lodge Road, Roosevelt Road, YNP, WY 82190.

Roosevelt Lodge Gift Shop: designated parking in front of the lodge

Roosevelt Lodge has a Service Station

Tower Fall General Store: Is Accessible, has food including Montana homemade ice cream and gifts. There is designated parking in front. Located at 1 Dunraven Pass Road, Tower Fall, YNP, WY 82190

Tower- Roosevelt Junction Gas Station: Call buttons at pumps. Staffed seasonally during daylight hours. There are accessible restrooms in the building. The parking area has vault toilets.

 

Restaurants/Food:

Roosevelt Lodge at Tower Junction Dining Room has designated parking in front. The accessible entrance is on the west/left side of the lodge. There are accessible restrooms in lodge and dining. 100 Roosevelt Lodge Road, YNP, WY 82190

 

Lodge:

Roosevelt Lodge has 2 cabins considered to be accessible. Designated parking is in the front. Accessible entry is on the left/west side of the lodge. There are accessible restrooms at the lodge and the service station

Pebble Creek Campground: 1 accessible site

Slough Creek Campground: 1 accessible site

Tower Fall Campground: 1 accessible site

 

Restrooms:

There are accessible public restrooms at Roosevelt Lodge & Tower Junction Service Station. There are vault toilets near Roosevelt Lodge Service Station.

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