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Scenic driving Yellowstone & Grand Teton : exploring the national parks' most spectacular back roads
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9781493036059
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Fourth edition.
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xxi, 314 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Pack up the car and enjoy 28 gorgeous drives through the crown jewels of the National Park system-Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Discover areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton that many visitors miss, from marvelous Firehole Canyon to the ever-changing face of Norris Geyser Basin, from Flagg Ranch to the geologic wonders of the Gros Ventre Slide area. Offering nearly 1,200 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region's scenic byways and back roads.  
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Pack up the car and enjoy 28 gorgeous drives through the crown jewels of the National Park system--Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Offering nearly 1,200 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region's scenic byways and back roads. Discover areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton that many visitors miss, from marvelous Firehole Canyon to the ever-changing face of Norris Geyser Basin, from Flagg Ranch to the geologic wonders of the Gros Ventre Slide area. Inside you'll find: Itineraries ranging from 5 miles to 155 miles in length Full-color photos and route maps for each drive In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way Historical information and suggested side trips Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons


Author Notes

Susan Springer Butler, has been an English teacher and education consultant. She began visiting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in the 1950s and has loved every minute of every visit.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. x
Yellowstone National Park Drives
Routes to the Park
1 Livingston, MT, to the North Entrancep. 13
2 Bozeman, MT, to the West Entrancep. 23
3 Three Forks, MT, to the West Entrancep. 36
4 Red Lodge, MT, to the Northeast Entrance via the Beartooth Highwayp. 46
5 Red Lodge, MT, to the Northeast Entrance via the Chief Joseph Scenic Bywayp. 58
6 Cody, WY, to the East Entrancep. 67
Routes to the Grand Loop
7 Gardiner, MT, North Entrance, to Mammoth Hot Springsp. 77
8 West Yellowstone, MT, West Entrance, to Madison Junctionp. 84
9 South Entrance to West Thumbp. 92
10 Northeast Entrance to Tower-Roosevelt Junctionp. 98
11 East Entrance to Fishing Bridgep. 106
Segments of the Grand Loop
12 Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Rooseveltp. 113
13 Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Villagep. 123
14 Canyon Village to Norrisp. 131
15 Canyon Village to Fishing Bridgep. 137
16 Fishing Bridge to West Thumbp. 146
17 West Thumb to Old Faithfulp. 154
18 Old Faithful to Madison Junctionp. 162
19 Madison Junction to Norrisp. 172
20 Norris to Mammoth Hot Springsp. 180
Grand Teton National Park Drives
Routes to the Park
21 John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkwayp. 200
22 Dubois, WY, to Moran Junctionp. 206
23 Pinedale, WY, to Jackson, WYp. 217
24 Bear Lake, Garden City, UT, to Jackson, WYp. 227
25 West Yellowstone, MT, to Jackson, WYp. 238
Grand Teton Park Drives
26 Wilson, WY, to Moose, WYp. 251
27 Moose, WY, to the Rockefeller Parkway (Inner Loop Road)p. 259
28 Jackson Lake Junction to Jackson, WY (Outer Loop Road)p. 277
Appendix A For More Informationp. 290
Appendix B Additional Readingp. 302
Appendix C Good Biking Trails & Routes in Yellowstone & the Tetonsp. 304
Indexp. 306