Ant and Yellowjacket is the place where Coyote turned the two insects into stone during a fight, according to nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) legend.
This page provides the information you need to plan your visit.
Getting to Ant and Yellowjacket
Ant and Yellowjacket sits just above a highway road cut approximately 8.5 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho, off of U.S. Highway 12.
Driving to Ant and Yellowjacket
Nearby Bus Stations
A Greyhound Bus Station is located in Lewiston, ID 8.5 miles west of Ant and Yellowjacket.
Public transportation is not available; however, car rentals may be available in each of the nearby communities with bus stations and airports.
Things to Do at Ant and Yellowjacket
Explore the Site
Ant and Yellowjacket is an affiliated site of the Nez Perce National Historical Park that is located on private property. A historical marker at the highway pullout tells the story of their battle, and provides a view of the rock formation that the two insects were turned into. Please respect the land owner's property rights and do not climb the hillside where the rock formation is located.
Last updated: February 23, 2018