Day 3: To Yellowstone

8 May 2009 356 km / 221 mi (map)

  • Added to Eric Scouten :: Travel on 22 October 2021
  • Montana 3 Wyoming 3

The idea was to drive from Red Lodge to West Yellowstone. Mission accomplished, but maybe not quite the way that was originally planned.

Beartooth Highway, south of Red Lodge, Montana

I knew I was risking it to try to follow Highway 212 to its end. Here is where that plan came to an end:

Road Closed · Beartooth Highway, south of Red Lodge, Montana

Instead I backtracked to Red Lodge, looped around to the south of Yellowstone and came in through the southeast entrance to the park.

I imagine this sign once had more to say, but nowadays, a simple “No” apparently suffices:

No. Just No. · Cody, Wyoming

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Fishing Bridge … Or Not · Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Bison in Snow · Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
I Looked Into the Snow and Saw What Might Have Been · Norris Canyon Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone Elk · West Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Red Lodge, Montana, to West Yellowstone, Montana · 356 km / 221 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)