Grant Village & West Thumb Accessibility

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Two people walking on a wooden boardwalk next to a lake at sunset.
Enjoying a sunset from the boardwalk in West Thumb Geyser Basin. People using wheelchairs may need assistance on this section of boardwalk, which has grades up to 10 percent.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank



Grant Visitor Center & West Thumb Information Center

Both facilities are wheelchair-accessible.


  • Grant Village: Grant Restaurant, general store, Loop A of campground. Wheelchair users may require assistance at the visitor center restroom.
  • West Thumb: Vault toilet in the parking area.

Designated Accessible Parking

Grant Village: Visitor center, Grant Restaurant, camper services building, lodging registration building, post office, and general stores.

Food Service

Grant Village: Grant Restaurant (dining room); Lake House at Grant (fast food); general store (fast food).


Grant Village: General store, gift shop in lodge registration building, bookstore in visitor center.


Grant Village: The lodge registration building is wheelchair-accessible; 12 wheelchair-accessible lodging units. Learn More about accessible lodging in Yellowstone.


Three wheelchair-accessible sites. Learn More about campgrounds in Yellowstone.


In the Camper Services Building.

Boat Launch

The boat launch at Grant Village is wheelchair-accessible.

Learning About the Area

Films & Exhibits

Films at Grant Visitor Center are open-captioned and transcripts are available.

West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail Guide

Available for a nominal fee at the Grant Visitor Center, West Thumb Information Center, and near the boardwalks. The guide describes the basin’s hydrothermal features.

Ranger-led Programs

Offered in summer. Evening programs at the amphitheater are wheelchair-accessible; others as noted in the schedule. Learn More about ranger programs in Yellowstone.

What to See

West Thumb Geyser Basin

The waters of this geyser basin flow into Yellowstone Lake, the largest lake at high elevation in North America. Enjoy the views of the hydrothermal features, the lake, and the Absaroka Range from the boardwalk. Visitors using wheelchairs may need assistance on the lower loop, which has grades up to 10 percent.

Lewis Falls

11.3 miles (18.3 km) south of West Thumb Junction, this cascade on the Lewis River can be viewed from a pullout along the road. No designated parking, but the pullout may have enough room to maneuver a wheelchair.


Last updated: September 7, 2018

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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