The Barronette Peak Waterfalls tumbled down the cliffs of Barronette Peak rather disjointedly and in a seemingly haphazard manner. The waterfalls were primarily of the temporary ephemeral variety, and I admit that these short-lived falls were our excuse to visit this relatively remote corner of the park. That said, I personally think this was only for the most hard core waterfall lover as the waterfalls weren’t anything to brag about.
We were glad that we did come here because I recalled some folks parked alongside the Northeast Entrance Road in front of Barronette Peak shared their spotting scope with us. They were here to check out some mountain goats and bighorn sheep high up above living their precariously cliffhanging existence. That was pretty cool!
Barronette Peak can be seen near the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This stretch of road was probably more known for the Lamar Valley, which was a famous and popular wolf-spotting location.
From the Roosevelt-Tower Junction, leave the Grand Loop Road and drive northeast on the Northeast Entrance Road for over 24 miles to a signpost for Barronette Peak (about 14 miles northeast of Lamar Valley). There are pullouts around here to park your car.
If you’re coming from the northeast entrance, it’s a little over 4 miles from the park boundary. and the peak is probably better for viewing mountain goats or bighorn sheep if you have a spotting scope. This was the case when Julie and I stopped by the area and a tour guide enthusiastically showed them to us with his scope.
To give you some context, Mammoth and the Mammoth Hot Springs is about 18 miles west of the Roosevelt-Tower Junction. Mammoth is also a 90 minutes drive (84 miles) from Bozeman, Montana as well as under 90 minutes drive (49 miles) from West Yellowstone, Montana. West Yellowstone is roughly 4.5 hours drive from Salt Lake City.
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