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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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The park road between the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park and Fishing Bridge Village is a beautiful drive that passes over Sylvan Pass through the Absaroka Mountains. A nice side trip when entering or leaving the park is the 1-mile road that climbs up to this overlook above Yellowstone Lake.

A favorite west-facing sunset spot, and for good reason, Lake Butte Overlook is one of the only easily reached spots in the park where a view of the Tetons can be seen. It is also a great place to take in the entirety of Yellowstone Lake. There are a few ruffed grouse that frequent the area around the overlook, and with luck visitors will see one with its amazing tail display and hear its unusual guttural call. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Easy access. Great views.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Big vistas
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

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