Day 3: To Yellowstone

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.)