On the Yellowstone Trail

Get into the game. Make a run for the trail's "lateral pass" that led to Yellowstone National Park itself. This article describes a spur of the Yellowstone Trail, a linking of existing roads that covered 55 miles leading from Livingston, Montana, to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The authors describe the creation of the Trail, which was based on pioneer-era wagon roads, and the work done to permit automobiles to enter the park (allowed in 1915), which made the access road as popular as the railroad for tourists wishing to see Yellowstone. The authors then describe the approximately 40 miles of the Yellowstone Trail that still survive, in the form of a gravel road inviting the present-day driver to visit the past. The authors note the lodging houses and taverns that are still in use today and guide readers through the small towns they will encounter, including Emigrant, Chico Hot Springs, Miner, and Corwin Springs. A final note is made of the Roosevelt Arch, an historic entrance to the park that commemorates the president's 1903 visit.


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  • Accession Number: 01003937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2005 8:53AM