The Grand Loop Road going north from West Thumb follows the lakeshore closely most of the way to Fishing Bridge Junction, almost 21 miles (33 km) away. You’ll catch glimpses of America’s highest large freshwater lake and its surrounding mountains. The Absaroka Range is beyond the lake to the east, and the Red Mountains are to the south. There are many places to pull over by the lakeside to look, take pictures, picnic, or fish.
Road Log NOTE: There are several short side roads along this stretch of the Grand Loop Road. The mileage for such roads is given at approximately the midpoint between the two ways to enter the road. 0.0/20.6 From West Thumb Junction the road north goes toward Bridge Bay Marina, Lake Village, and Fishing Bridge Junction. To the west is Old Faithful Village; to the south is the South Entrance.