The National Park Service and its concessioners strive to make Yellowstone universally accessible. Many facilities are more than a century old and accessibility is not always ideal. Through an on-going self-assessment and transition plan, Yellowstone National Park is identifying and eliminating barriers to accessibility in its facilities, programs, and services. Extra obstacles will be encountered because of the remote, wilderness nature of this special place. Facilities described as accessible do not necessarily comply fully with federal standards and some accessible facilities are not marked with the international symbol.
The NPS Yellowstone National Park app includes up-to-date accessibility information for facilities and some trails. Many outdoor park exhibits and all of the entrances to visitor centers are audio described. The app includes alternative text for images, combined with your device’s built-in accessibility features. Download it for free before you arrive.
The America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series includes the Access Pass: a free, lifetime admission and discount pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Access Passes are available online and at Yellowstone's entrance stations and visitor centers.
Sign Language Interpreters
Public TTY Service: 307-344-2386
Qualified service animals assisting people with disabilities are allowed and must be leashed. A service animal is defined as a dog that performs some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform such as carrying a pack for persons with mobility impairments, assisting persons with balance, or alerting medically-dependent persons of specific conditions such as oncoming seizures. Companion dogs that are used only to provide comfort or emotional support (“therapy animals”), or other pets are not allowed in buildings, the backcountry, on nature trails, or on boardwalks. Read more about service animals in Yellowstone.
Wheelchairs & Mobility
We offer general information about wheelchairs and mobility in Yellowstone, as well as location-specific information for:
Last updated: December 11, 2018