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Yellowstone's Scenic Northeast Entrance Road Road Trip

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Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. Breeze past alpine plateaus and verdant valleys along US 212 in northern Yellowstone National Park, where sagebrush-covered hills grow into 12,000-foot-tall peaks. Spruce, fir and aspen spring from mountain meadows, while shimmering streams decorate the forest floor like silver necklaces.
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The western end of US 212 follows Bannock Trail, once used by Native Americans to reach buffalo on Blacktail Plateau. Tower Fall drops 132 feet from volcanic cliffs, tumbling into a clear pool surrounded by towering pines. Specimen Ridge, site of petrified wood fossils, offers a dramatic backdrop to the Lamar Valley in the central part of the route.