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Madison Junction & West Yellowstone

VISITOR FACILITIES

Madison Information Station & Junior Ranger Station
The building is located downhill approximately 250 feet (76 m) from the parking area. Wheelchair users may require assistance.

Restrooms
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are on the right as you drive into the parking area.

Designated Accessible Parking
Space available in front of the restrooms and at the walkway leading to the information station.

Madison Picnic Area
Wheelchair users may require assistance; no wheelchair-accessible tables available yet.

Tuff Cliff
A short drive north of Madison Junction, this picnic area has a wheelchair-accessible vault toilet and information about the volcanic cliff.

Fishing Ramp & Platform
At the Mount Haynes Overlook, approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Madison Junction.

Campground
Three wheelchair-accessible sites, which can be
reserved.

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
Located 14 miles (23 km) west of Madison Junction, in the town of West Yellowstone, MT. Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms.


LEARNING ABOUT THE AREA

Ranger-led Programs
Offered in summer. The schedule is in the park newspaper, Yellowstone Today, on the website, and posted around the Madison and West Yellowstone areas.(just north of Madison Junction) - All features accessible. A steep grade exists in the middle of the loop which requires assistance.

Madison:
Visitors attending programs at theamphitheater may require assistance. Other programs as noted in the schedule.

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center:
All programs are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.

WHAT TO SEE

Madison Junction
Here, the Gibbon River joins the Firehole River to form the Madison River—which is one of the three forks forming the Missouri River. You can enjoy views of this area from several large, wheelchair-accessible pullouts on the West Entrance Road. Visitors using wheelchairs may require assistance using some of the trails leading from the campground to the river; inquire at the Madison Information Station or the campground office.

National Park Mountain
Wheelchair-accessible views along the West Entrance Road. Exhibits at the Madison Information Station explain the origin of the mountain’s name; wheelchair users may require assistance.

Firehole Canyon Drive
Approximately one mile (1.6 km) south of Madison Junction, this one-way drive descends to the Firehole River, which flows between two lava flows. Firehole Cascade is at the far end of the drive.

Two Ribbons Trail
12 miles (19.3 km) west of Madison Junction or 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the West Entrance, you can enjoy a ¾ mile (1.2 km) boardwalk loop. The trail takes you beside a lovely stretch of the Madison River, through tall lodgepole pines that escaped the 1988 fires and young lodgepoles born in the historic fires. Wheelchair-accessible exhibits.

Terrace Spring
Just north of Madison Junction, an accessible boardwalk takes you to colorful hydrothermal pools. A steep grade exists in the middle of the loop; wheelchair users may require assistance.

Gibbon Falls
This waterfall, 4.8 miles (7.8 km) north of Madison Junction, is near the edge of the Yellowstone Caldera. The new overlook (opening 2011) includes wheelchair-accessible parking, paths, and views.

Did You Know?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.