Wheelchairs can be rented at the medical clinic for a $300 deposit and $15 per day. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the hotel for its guests, and at the visitor center while in the area.
Albright Visitor Center
Two designated parking spaces directly across the street from the entrance. Ramp to enter visitor center has an 8.5–9.5% slope. The Backcountry Office and all restrooms are in the basement (accessible by elevator). Accessible restrooms. A manual wheelchair is available for loan at the visitor center while in the area.
Induction loop technology is available for conversations with park rangers at the front desk. Audio description headsets (assistive listening system), a written description of the visitor center exhibits in large print (24 point), large print and braille versions of the official map and guide, and newspaper are available from information desk. Open captioning is included on silent videos associated with displays. Tactile exhibits are throughout the main floor.
Two designated parking spaces and wheelchair access at the rear of the building; no wheelchair-accessible restrooms.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins
Accessible entrances to the hotel, gift shop, and Terrace Grill. Accessible restrooms in the hotel lobby and Terrace Grill. Two accessible hotel rooms. Four accessible cabins.
Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center
Located in Gardiner, MT, this wheelchair-accessible building houses the park’s research library and has exhibits about the park’s history. Learn more about the Heritage and Research Center.
Designated accessible parking in front. Accessible entrance on south side of building.
Learning About the Area
Area Trail Guides
Available for a nominal fee at the Albright Visitor Center and near the boardwalks. The Mammoth area guide describes the hydrothermal features of Mammoth Hot Springs. The Fort Yellowstone guide describes the historic area (see below).
The schedule is in the park newspaper, in the online calendar, and posted around the Mammoth area. Evening programs at the hotel and campground are wheelchair-accessible; others as noted in the schedule.
What to See
Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
Fort Yellowstone National Historic Landmark Self-Guiding Trail
Enjoy a self-guiding tour of this historic site at Mammoth Hot Springs, which dates from the time of U.S. Army management (1886–1918). The route has some potential hazards where the concrete sidewalk has buckled (up to 1.5 inches / 3.6 cm high) or has large gaps at expansion joints. The concrete sidewalk is cracked or deteriorated in some places. Side slope may be up to 6% in places along Officer’s Row. The sidewalks between the Albright Visitor Center and the Administration Building (originally double cavalry barracks) have 10–12% slopes. The audio description in the app describes the wayside exhibits.
Forces of the Northern Range Trail
Designated accessible parking. The entire boardwalk is accessible. Some gaps between boards may exceed .5 inches (1 cm). The boardwalk surface is somewhat uneven in places. There are some tactile exhibits. The audio description in the app describes the wayside exhibits. The closest accessible toilet is at the Blacktail Creek pullout.
Boiling River Trail
Accessible parking space and vault toilet. The first 50 yards (45 m) of the compacted soil trail is accessible. Beyond this point, there are rocks, eroded trail surfacing, and drop-offs, as well as a couple small hills with up to a 20% grade. The soaking area is not accessible.
Winter in Mammoth
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
Accessible entrances to the hotel, and gift shop. Accessible restrooms in the hotel lobby. Two accessible hotel rooms.
See above. Closed weekends.
Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
Groomed Ski Trails
Accessibility in the Canyon Area
Learn about the accessible opportunities and options around Canyon Village and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
Accessibility in the Lake Area
Learn about the accessibility options in the Lake area.
Accessibility in the Madison Area
Learn about the accessibility options in the Madison area.
Accessibility in the Old Faithful Area
Learn about the accessibility options in and around the Old Faithful area.
Accessibility in Tower–Roosevelt Area
Learn about accessibility options in the Tower–Roosevelt area.
Accessibility in the West Thumb Area
Learn about accessibility options in the West Thumb, Grant Village, and southern part of the park.
Last updated: December 5, 2019