Travel to Lava Hot Springs, ID where you can unwind from your journey while soaking in the natural, mineral hot springs. Spend the night at the Home Hotel, then after breakfast, drive to Yellowstone for the adventure of a life time! Yellowstone Ntl Park is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours from Lava Hot Springs, ID.
From Lava, head east to Soda Springs where you take scenic Pioneer Byway 34 and drive through the beautiful Caribou Forest. Then, in Freedom, Wy, pick up Hwy 89 to Jackson Hole, Wy. It’s about two and half hours from Lava Hot Springs, ID to Jackson Hole, Wy.
Have lunch in Jackson Hole and enjoy the breathtaking Teton mountains — then drive into Yellowston National Park through the southern entrance. This is the most scenic way to the park! Yellowstone’s southern entrance is about four hours from Lava Hot Springs. Here’s a Map showing the way.
You will find the majestic waterfalls in Yellowstone Park near Canyon Village. Amazing aqua-thermal features can be found at Norris. In the area called Old Faithful, you will find the famous gyser and the historic inn.