Canyon Area Accessible Features

Wheelchair Rental
Wheelchairs are available at the lodge for its guests, and at the visitor center.

Canyon Visitor Education Center

Canyon Visitor Education Center, general stores, Canyon Lodge cafeteria and lounge, service station, campground (Loop L), Brink of Lower Falls parking area, Uncle Tom’s Point, Artist Point.

Designated Accessible Parking
Canyon Village: Numerous sites in the main parking area, generally in front of buildings. North & South Rim: All overlooks. Brink of Upper Falls.

Food Service
Canyon Lodge: Dining room, lounge, cafeteria, snack shop.

All stores are wheelchair-accessible.

Canyon Lodge: Seven accessible rooms in the Dunraven and Cascade buildings. Western Cabin units have portable ramps available through the front desk; the bathrooms are not accessible, but the sinks are in the main room.

Three accessible sites in the L Loop. Camper Services Building is not accessible.

Laundry - In Camper Services Building at entrance to campground. Access is from the rear of the building.

Amphitheater - Best access is via paved path from north side of road between the gas station and campground. Park on the shoulder.

Visitor Center - Building is accessible.

Post Office - Building is accessible.


Films & Exhibits
The Canyon Visitor Education Center has accessible exhibits, and films that are audio described and captioned. Scenic Areas near Canyon.

Area Trail Guide
Available for 50¢ at the visitor education center and near some of the overlooks. It includes a map and descriptions of the canyon overlooks,including some accessibility information.

Ranger-led Programs
Offered in the summer and sometimes in the fall. The schedule is in the park newspaper,Yellowstone Today, on the website, and posted
around the area. Evening programs are wheelchair-accessible; others as noted.


Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River
North Rim:

This one-way road takes you to four overlooks of the canyon and the waterfalls. The accessible portions of the North Rim Trail take
you to additional views between the overlooks.

Brink of Upper Falls:
A paved path leads you toward the brink, but includes many steps. For another view, continue right at the fork. You will be on a wheelchair-accessible portion of the North Rim Trail, from which you can see the rapids before the falls, and the brink.

South Rim:

Follow this road to views of Upper Falls at Uncle Tom’s Point and of Lower Falls and the canyon at Artist Point. The path to the Upper Falls view may require assistance. The lower overlook of Artist Point is wheelchair accessible

Blowdown Exhibit
8.5 miles (13.5 km) west of Canyon Junction, a short boardwalk leads to an exhibit explaining why the forest in this area was flattened.

Hayden Valley
Scenic valley of the Yellowstone River, between Canyon and Fishing Bridge junctions, famous for wildlife watching. No designated parking, but the large pullouts may have enough room to maneuver a wheelchair. Nearest accessible restrooms at Mud Volcano or Canyon areas.

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