Madison Junction & West Yellowstone Accessibility

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A ranger lighting a fire at dusk.
A ranger lights a fire as he prepares to give an evening program at the Madison Amphitheater.

NPS / Neal Herbert



Madison Information Station & Trailhead Museum

The building is located downhill approximately 250 feet (76 m) from the parking area. Wheelchair users may require assistance.


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are on the right as you drive into the parking area.

Designated Accessible Parking

Accessible parking in front of the restrooms and at the walkway leading to the information station.

Madison Picnic Area

Wheelchair users may require assistance; no wheelchair-accessible tables available yet.

Tuff Cliff

A short drive north of Madison Junction, this picnic area has a wheelchair-accessible vault toilet.

Fishing Ramp & Platform

At the Mount Haynes Overlook, approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Madison Junction.


Three wheelchair-accessible sites (reservable). Learn more about campgrounds in Yellowstone.

West Yellowstone

Located 14 miles (23 km) west of Madison Junction, in the town of West Yellowstone, MT. Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms.

Learning About the Area

Ranger-led Programs

Offered in summer.

  • Madison: Visitors attending programs at the amphitheater may require assistance.
  • West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center: All programs are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
  • Learn more about ranger programs in Yellowstone.

What to See

Madison Junction

At Madison Junction the Gibbon River joins the Firehole River to form the Madison River, which is one of the three forks forming the Missouri River. You can enjoy views of this area from several large, wheelchair-accessible pullouts on the West Entrance Road. Visitors using wheelchairs may require assistance using some of the trails leading from the campground to the river; inquire at the Madison Information Station or the campground office.

National Park Mountain

Wheelchair-accessible views along the West Entrance Road. Exhibits at the Madison Information Station explain the origin of the mountain’s name; wheelchair users may require assistance.

Firehole Canyon Drive

Approximately one mile (1.6 km) south of Madison Junction, this one-way drive descends to the Firehole River, which flows between two lava flows. Firehole Cascade is at the far end of the drive.

Two Ribbons Trail

12 miles (19.3 km) west of Madison Junction or 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the West Entrance, you can enjoy a ¾ mile (1.2 km) boardwalk loop. The trail takes you beside a lovely stretch of the Madison River, through tall lodgepole pines that escaped the 1988 fires and young lodgepoles born in the historic fires. Wheelchair-accessible exhibits.

Terrace Spring

Just north of Madison Junction, an accessible boardwalk takes you to colorful hydrothermal pools. A steep grade exists in the middle of the loop; wheelchair users may require assistance.

Gibbon Falls

This waterfall, 4.8 miles (7.8 km) north of Madison Junction, is near the edge of the Yellowstone Caldera. The overlook includes wheelchair-accessible parking, paths, and views.

Last updated: September 7, 2018

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PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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