Yellowstone National Park Southern Loop Scenic Drive 

Yellowstone covers over 2 million acres of land and is divided into 2 main sections and 9 areas. This guide focuses on the Yellowstone National Park Southern Loop: things to see, do, and photograph.


– Madison – Old Faithful – Lake – West Thumb Geyser Basin – Grant Village – Canyon – Norris

Areas to Visit in the Yellowstone Southern Loop

Don’t miss the scenic drive in Firehole Canyon to see Firehole Falls near Madison!


A must-stop location is Grand Prismatic Spring. It’s a huge oval pool surrounded by colorful bands!

Midway Geyser Basin

Old Faithful is an amazing sight, one of almost 500 geysers in the park, and one of six that park rangers can currently predict.

Old Faithful

Two circular boardwalk trails totaling 0.75 miles access colorful hot pools and springs, steam vents and mud pots at West Thumb.

West Thumb

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