Fishing Bridge area – Attractions nearby

I spent about two weeks in this area and while I certainly didn’t see everything there is to see, I really enjoyed this kind of scenery:

Hayden Valley

Hayden Valley

There are pulloffs here on the road that runs between Fishing Village and Canyon Village. Per the NPS: While once there was a lake here, Hayden Valley is now a wildlife paradise and the location of the largest rut of free roaming bison in the world.

Bison - Hayden Valley

Truth in advertising: Most times that I passed by here, there were bison in the distant fields or near the road.

Bison road

And sometimes crossing the road…these guys always have the right of way!

Coyote

When I pulled off the side of the road here by Pelican Creek trail in order to clean my windshield, I felt something walk behind me and turned to see this coyote just casually strolling  down the path.  I swore to myself to be better aware of my surroundings!

Lake Butte Overlook

Lake Butte Overlook

A short drive from the East Entrance road will take you up to this overlook of Yellowstone Lake.

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Besides Lake Butte Overlook, my friends Sandy & Ken took me on this great little hike to get up to this view – you can see the path to get there through the bridge opening.¬† Frost and erosion formed this natural bridge. I’m always fascinated by these formations!

LeHardy Rapids

LeHardy Rapids

Three miles north of Fishing Bridge, you can walk along a boardwalk with scenic viewpoints. Signs say in June & July cutthroat trout head upstream to spawn and can be seen leaping from here, but I missed that show.

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