Accessibility

Motorized wheelchair on the boardwalk near Old Faithful
Wheelchair-accessible walkways lead from all parking areas to Old Faithful Geyser, and from the visitor center to other hydrothermal features.

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

Many of the facilities at Yellowstone National Park are more than a century old and built before the adoption of current accessibility standards; accessibility is not always ideal. The National Park Service strives to make the park as universally accessible as possible. 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 audio-described sites and alternative text for images, combined with your device's built-in accessibility features. This app includes up-to-date accessibility information for facilities and some trails in the park. Download it before you arrive.

Access Pass

The America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass or "Interagency" Access Pass is a free, lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The pass admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. The Access Pass replaces the Golden Access Passport, which is still valid, but can be traded in for the new, more durable Access Pass. You can obtain an Access Pass at Yellowstone’s entrance stations, visitor centers, and Visitor Services Office.

Wheelchairs & Mobility

Review general information about wheelchairs and mobility in Yellowstone.

Accessible Features Area

Audio Assistance

  • Films shown at the Canyon and Old Faithful visitor education centers include assistive listening devices and captioning. Films shown in other visitor center theaters meet some accessibility needs.
  • Sign language interpreters are available for ranger programs with three weeks advance notice--call 307-344-2251.
  • All public telephones in the park have volume control. Inquire locally for locations.
  • Public TTY Service is available in all major areas: 307-344-2386. Information is available through TTY regarding accessibility for wheelchairs and other mobility needs. There is also some information about audio and visual aids.
  • The Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth Hot Springs has an audio-described tour of the buildings and exhibits.

Visual Assistance

Versions of the Official Park Map and Guide are available in large print, audio descriptions, and braille.

  • The park newspaper is available in a braille edition.
  • The Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth Hot Springs has an audio-described tour of the buildings and exhibits.
  • Some films shown at other visitor centers are audio described.

Learn more about the availability of visual assistance in Yellowstone,

Accessibility Coordinator

Your comments on accessibility are appreciated and should be directed to:

Park Accessibility Coordinator
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
307-344-2314

More Information

Last updated: April 4, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381

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