Accessibility in Tower–Roosevelt Area

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Two people searching for animals through binoculars at
East of Tower Junction in Lamar Valley, many roadside pullouts offer room to maneuver a wheelchair and great wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Roosevelt Lodge

Designated accessible parking in front of lodge Accessible entrance is on the west (left) side of the lodge. Accessible restrooms at lodge. Two accessible cabins.

Food Service

  • Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room
    Designated accessible parking in front of lodge. Accessible restrooms in lodge and dining.
  • Tower General Store
    Designated accessible parking in front. Accessible.


  • Roosevelt Lodge Gift Shop
    Designated accessible parking in front of lodge.
  • Tower Fall General Store
    Designated accessible parking in front. Accessible.
  • Tower–Roosevelt Junction Gas Station
    Staffed seasonally during daylight hours and have call buttons at the pumps. Accessible restrooms in building, vault toilets in parking area.

Picnic Areas

  • Soda Butte Creek
    Designated accessible parking, accessible vault toilet, and accessible tables.
  • Warm Creek
    Accessible vault toilet na dparking. Level picnic sites.
  • Yellowstone River
    Not currently accessible.


  • Pebble Creek
    One accessible site.
  • Slough Creek
    One accessible site.
  • Tower Fall
    One accessible site.
  • Learn more about campgrounds in Yellowstone.

Learning About the Area

Ranger-led Programs

The nearest visitor centers, with exhibits and ranger-led programs, are the Canyon Visitor Education Center (19 miles / 31 km south) and the Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth (18 miles / 29 km west). Interpretive park rangers rove the Tower–Roosevelt area.

What to See

Tower Fall

Designated accessible parking. The route from the parking to trailhead has an uneven surface and tripping hazards with greater than .5” (1 cm) obstacles. The trail suface is deteriorated asphalt. The 50-yard (45 m) trail to the overlook has slopes ranging 13–20%. Wheelchair users may require assistance.

Mount Washburn and Dunraven Pass

Use caution in the large pullouts; assistance may be required.

Lamar Valley

There are many viewing areas with wayside exhibits, some with designated accessible parking. There is an accessible vault toilet at the Lamar River stock trailhead.

Accessibility Map

Map showing the location of services and the accessibility levels of trails.
Map depicting accessibility options around Tower Junction.


Visitors sitting around tables eating and kids playing on furniture.

Accessibility in the Canyon Area

Learn about the accessible opportunities and options around Canyon Village and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

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.

Photo of crowds at Old Faithful


Peruse information about accessibility in Yellowstone's major areas.

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: December 5, 2019

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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