Blacktail Deer Plateau is rich with wildlife, including pronghorn antelope, mule deer, elk and bison. In the summer, the bison and coyotes can be just a few feet from the Blacktail Plateau Drive and in the fall, aspen trees turn bright gold, making this area particularly beautiful.
On the main Yellowstone National Park road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt there is a unpaved road called Blacktail Plateau Drive. The road is one way eastbound and begins a few miles after Udine Falls.
The road is unpaved and steep in certain areas, so you won’t be able to drive faster than a few miles per hour. If wildlife is on or near the road, you will have to come to a stop to not disturb the animals and enjoy the view. Expect to take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete the drive.
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