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Tower-Roosevelt Accessible Features


Many visitor facilities are in the Roosevelt Lodge. The wheelchair-accessible entrance is on the left side of the lodge, across the patio.

Lodge, service station, parking area near service station.

Tower Fall: Next to the general store.

Designated Accessible Parking
Roosevelt: In front of lodge and general store.
Tower Fall: In front of general store.

Food Service
Roosevelt Lodge: Dining room.

Roosevelt: Lodge gift shop, general store.
Tower Fall: General store.

Roosevelt Lodge: Two accessible cabins.

Picnic Area
Soda Butte Creek (21 miles/34 km east of Tower Junction): One accessible table.

Tower Campground (3.5 miles/5.6 km south):
No accessible sites.
Slough Creek Campground (5.5 miles/8.8 km
east): No accessible sites.

Ranger-led Programs
The nearest visitor centers, with exhibits and ranger-led programs, are the Canyon Visitor Education Center (19 miles/31 km south) and the Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth (18 miles/29 km west). Interpretive park rangers rove the Tower-Roosevelt area, primarily to talk with visitors at “wildlife jams.”

What to see

Tower Fall
Trail to overlook of this 132-foot waterfall is paved, but steep. Wheelchair users may require assistance.

Mount Washburn & Dunraven Pass
The Grand Loop Road crosses Dunraven Pass south of Tower Junction. The north approach is prime wildlife watching, with several large pullouts. Use caution; assistance may be required. The south flanks of the mountain include an overlook and exhibit at Washburn
Hot Springs.

Lamar Valley
This scenic valley east of Tower Junction is famous for wildlife watching. Several pullouts may have enough room to maneuver a wheelchair. Accessible restroom at the start of Slough Creek Road and at the horse trailhead.

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.