There is no shortage of fun and engaging things to do within a few miles of where you are staying with Yellowstone Destinations!
Yellowstone Park is world famous for its wildlife which can be seen from any of the Park roads and many of its hikes. If you want to view wildlife without the crowds inside the Park, consider driving Old Yellowstone Trail on the west side of the Yellowstone River. It offers an alternative route between the town of Gardiner and the bridge at Corwin Springs, as well as 7 miles further north.
The Beartooth Highway is a National Scenic Byways All-American Road winding 68 miles through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming. It is one of the most diverse ecosystems accessible by auto in the United States. Incredible sights! Read more at this comprehensive site.
Made in Montana gifts and souvenirs are available in the Corwin Springs Welcome Center at 754 Highway 89 South. It is off of Highway 89 just north of The Lighthouse Restaurant. Come and check them out!
The area north of the Park has some incredible less crowded hikes. Several include:
Experiencing Geothermal Waters
If you would like to relax and soak your feet in the waters of historical LaDuke hot springs, visit the fountain located at the NE corner of the Corwin Springs bridge. Follow the short path through the tent camping area. Open 8am-8pm during the summer months.
Rafting the Yellowstone River