Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Gibbon Falls Area
Trip Day Six: June 17, 2000
Gibbon Falls
Northeast of Madison Junction

Madison Junction is the junction of the park roads where US-287 turns west to go to West Yellowstone, Montana. The park road continues north through Norris Geyser Basin where it branches to go north to Mammoth Hot Springs near the north entrance, or east to Canyon Village near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Eons before the roads, Madison Junction was the confluence of the Gibbon and Firehole Rivers to form the Madison River in its northwestward journey.

Today we explore the north loop of Yellowstone National Park.

One of the first places we stopped was at Gibbon Falls, about 5 miles east of Madison.

An Elk Poses for Us

When driving in the park, be prepared to stop on a dime. When traffic is stopped, you can safely bet that they're stopped for wildlife.

Page last updated July 26, 2000.