Accessibility in the Canyon Area

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A paved walkway leads to an overlooks where people are looking into a canyon
One of several accessible overlooks at Inspiration Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

NPS/Neal Herbert

 
 

Facilities

Canyon Visitor Education Center

The building is wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms. Tactile and audio exhibits.

Food Service

  • Canyon Lodge Dining Room, cafeteria, and deli
    Accessible. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms in the cafeteria and deli. Family restrooms near restrooms.
  • Canyon General Store
    Accessible.

Stores

  • Canyon Gas and Service Station
    Staffed seasonally during daylight hours and have call buttons at the pumps. Accessible restrooms.
  • Canyon General Store
    Accessible.
  • Yellowstone Adventures (Outdoor Store)
    Accessible.

Canyon Lodge and Cabins

Nineteen accessible rooms in Dunraven and Cascade lodges, including three accessible suites. Five accessible Western Cabin units with roll-in showers.

Canyon Campground

Three accessible sites in Loop L (can be reserved), with an extended picnic table and a raised fire grate. Accessible restrooms are also in Loop L, near the accessible sites. The camper services building is not accessible. Learn More about campgrounds in Yellowstone.

Ice Lake Backcountry Campsite (4D3)

Ice Lake backcountry campsite (4D3) is maintained to accommodate wheelchairs and has an established tent pad, and accessible pit toilet. The trailhead is between Norris and Canyon. The accessible trail is less than one-half mile long. Individuals traveling with a wheelchair may require assistance along the trail and within the campsite. Call 307-344-2160 for more details.

Learning About the Area

Films and Exhibits

The Canyon Visitor Education Center has accessible tactile and audio exhibits, Films are captioned and audio description and assistive listening devices are available for use in the theater.

Ranger-led Programs

Offered in the summer and sometimes in the fall. The schedule is in the park newspaper, in the online calendar, and posted around the area. Evening programs are accessible; others as noted.

What to See

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River

Accessible restrooms at Brink of Lower Falls parking area. Accessible vault toilets at Artist Point. Designated accessible parking on the north and south rims and at all overlooks. The trail guide includes more information about accessibility.

  • North Rim
    Accessible portions of the North Rim Trail lead to additional views between the overlooks.
  • Brink of Lower Falls
    A paved path with many steps leads toward the brink. For another view, continue right at the fork in the path on an accessible portion of the North Rim Trail.
  • Inspiration Point
    Several accessible overlooks and viewpoints.
  • Brink of Upper Falls
    Closed in 2018/19 for reconstruction to include accessible route.
  • South Rim
    The lower overlook of Artist Point is accessible.

Hayden Valley

No designated parking, but the large pullouts may have enough room to maneuver a wheelchair. Nearest accessible restrooms are at Mud Volcano or Canyon areas.

 
Photo of crowds at Old Faithful

Accessibility

Peruse information about accessibility in Yellowstone's major areas.

Bright yellow, three-story hotel building standing in the conifer forest next to a deep, blue lake.

Accessibility in the Lake Area

Learn about the accessibility options in the Lake area.

A visitor used a mobility aid to travel along the boardwalks at Midway Geyser Basin.

Accessibility in the Madison Area

Learn about the accessibility options in the Madison area.

A terraced hot spring of whites, yellows, and oranges with steam rising from it.

Accessibility around Mammoth Hot Springs

Learn about the accessibility options in the Mammoth Hot Springs area.

A boardwalk winds through a forested area, providing views on a stark, gray, steaming landscape.

Accessibility in the Norris Area

Learn about accessibility options in the Norris Geyser Basin area.

Wheelchair-bound visitor and his family take a picture while Old Faithful Geyser erupts.

Accessibility in the Old Faithful Area

Learn about the accessibility options in and around the Old Faithful area.

Bison and pronghorn grazing in green, grassy plains of with forested hills in the distance.

Accessibility in Tower–Roosevelt Area

Learn about accessibility options in the Tower–Roosevelt area.

Visitors walk along a boardwalk between hydrothermal features and a lakeshore.

Accessibility in the West Thumb Area

Learn about accessibility options in the West Thumb, Grant Village, and southern part of the park.

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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