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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Is it reasonable to expect to ride from Cody, WY into Yellowstone then out the northeast entrance and back to Cody via Chief Joseph
    Highway in one day?
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Missouri

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Depends on how many times you stop. Lots to stop and look at. I did it the other way around and stopped a lot and made it in one day.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    I hope you have time to check out the firearms museum in Cody. Could spend a day in there but I'm slow. Have fun!


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  4. #4
    Even I miss the old flying dave
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    NC

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    The scenery there is just too awesome to blast through imo. I rode from Cody to Red Lodge as a day ride. Wasn't far but amazing views. Next day we went from Red Lodge to Cooke City for a late breakfast and then to Madison Campground and camped. Then out the bottom of the park towards the Tetons. Want to do that again someday.

  5. #5
    2009 Hooligan of the year
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    Sep 2001
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    Austin, TX

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Quote Originally Posted by grennels View Post
    Is it reasonable to expect to ride from Cody, WY into Yellowstone then out the northeast entrance and back to Cody via Chief Joseph
    Highway in one day?
    Yes. But as stated, the museum in Cody is a must see.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Brandon,Manitoba,Canada

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    It also depends on when you go. During peak tourist season it can be reeeeally slow going. People stop in the middle of the road in the middle of nowhere to gawk at a gopher or a crow; then everyone else has to stop and see what the big attraction is. It's a beautiful place, but don't have a deadline or you'll go crazy. Enjoy the ride.

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    Hooligan
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    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Just don't get out of the car to pet any bears if they are brown and you will be okay.
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    Weirdly Peculiar
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    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Yes, I've done it. Chief Joseph and Beartooth pass into Red Lodge are must do roads for a motorcyclist. Cooke City is a great stop for lunch.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Buena Vista, Colorado

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Chief Joseph and Beartooth pass into Red Lodge are must do roads for a motorcyclist.
    If given a choice, I would skip Yellowstone and ride Beartooth/Chief Joseph both directions.
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    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
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    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Pm me with any particular Yellowstone questions. My best friends son has worked at the lodge the last several years, and is there now.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Jul 2009
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    Hoover,Al

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    I rode from Cody over Beartooth to Red Lodge, then to Mammoth Hot Springs and back to Cody in one day. Didn't get back until around 10 that night. I was riding with a Harley, though. We did stop a lot and walked around the Springs. We had our wives with us. Oh, and the Museum is a must see.

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    I'm hungry. Let's get a taco.
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    Location
    Montreal

    Re: Need Yellowstone Park Area advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe B View Post
    Chief Joseph and Beartooth pass into Red Lodge are must do roads for a motorcyclist.
    If given a choice, I would skip Yellowstone and ride Beartooth/Chief Joseph both directions.

    I agree about Yellowstone, especially if it's peak tourist time. But definitely try to get down to the Grand Tetons.



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