Northern Loop in Yellowstone: Things to See, Do & Photograph

This guide lists all the attractions, hiking trails, services and accommodations  found for each area in the Northern Loop of Yellowstone.

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There are four areas in the northern loop of Yellowstone: • Mammoth Hot Springs • Tower-Roosevelt • Lamar Valley • Canyon • Norris

Regions Along the Northern Loop

The warm, subterranean water in Mammoth Hot Springs has created large areas of beautiful terraces.

Mammoth Hot Springs

As you drive from Mammoth to Roosevelt you pass by Undine Falls, Wraith Falls, Blacktail Plateau Drive, and the Petrified Tree.


Bison are most common in Lamar Valley, and many hundreds may often be seen, sometimes walking right next to or along the road. But if you’re lucky, you’ll see wolves and grizzly bears.

Lamar Valley

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is a spectacular canyon with steep walls and two amazing waterfalls: Upper Falls and Lower Falls!


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