Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

The Lamar Valley has been a wolf watching mecca since the wolves were reintroduced in 1995. Buffalo, elk, grizzly bears, wolves, black bears, antelope, otters, osprey, bald eagles and coyotes are just a few of the species you might find along the highway.

Located between Tower Junction and the Northeast Entrance at Cooke City Montana, the wildlife viewing actually starts the instant you turn onto the highway at Tower Junction / Roosevelt. Within a mile, you’ll cross the Yellowstone River, and that’s when “the games begin!” And one of the great things about Lamar Road is that it’s open all year long.

The school bus travels this road all winter long taking Cooke City kids to the school at Gardiner Montana, which allows visitors to really enjoy winter in Yellowstone National Park all winter long! The total length of the road between Tower Junction / Roosevelt and the Northeast Entrance is 29 miles, and is the only road in the park that’s open all year.

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