Day 2 Lower Loop
The Park’s Grand Loop Drive is shaped like a figure 8, divided into the Upper Loop and Lower Loop. We recommend driving the Lower Loop on Day 2, since it features Yellowstone’s most famous attraction – Old Faithful, that way you are building up to a grand finale. The Lower Loop has the greatest number of Yellowstone’s hydrothermal features.
It doesn’t matter whether you drive clockwise or counter clockwise around the Lower Loop, but my preference is to try and do it counter clockwise. Both ways are magnificent!
The strongest piece of advice we have is to make the Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful, the last sightseeing you do on this day. Leave yourself at least 3-4 hours and be prepared to walk a few miles if you can. Watching geysers as the sun is setting is, well, simply incredible.