The Lodges of East Yellowstone will make the perfect homebase
for the many breathtaking scenic drives Northwestern Wyoming and Southern Montana has to offer!

[ See links below for mileages, maps and more ]

SCENIC BYWAYS SCENIC LOOPS
Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway | More Info Beartooth Highway Loop | More Info
Chief Joseph Scenic Byway | More Info Yellowstone – Lower Loop | More Info
Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway | More Info Yellowstone – Upper Loop | More Info
Yellowstone – Outer Loop | More Info
Chief Joseph/YNP Loop 1 | More Info
Chief Joseph/YNP Loop 2 | More Info
Chief Joseph/YNP Loop 3 | More Info
Chief Joseph/YNP Loop 4 | More Info
   
 
All drive times are approximate. Allow more time for sightseeing, wildlife & weather. Check with the Lodge you are staying with to confirm road openings and Yellowstone Park gate opening dates. Gas stations are posted on each map, however, not all stations may be open all year long.
 
Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway
Mileage: 27.5 miles / 44.3 km
Drive Time: 45 minutes
Details: The Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway extends from the East entrance of Yellowstone National Park following the North Fork of the Shoshone River, through the Shoshone National Forest and ends at the forest boundary, however, the beauty of this drive doesn’t stop there. Enjoy the view all the way from the East entrance of the Park to the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and dam right outside of Cody. Teddy Roosevelt referred to this drive from the Park entrance to Cody as “the most scenic 50 miles in America”.

All Lodges of East Yellowstone are located along this route, US Highway 14-16-20.

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Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
Mileage: 47 miles / 75.6 km
Drive Time: 1 hour
Details: You will be astounded by the view of Sunlight Basin and Dead Indian Summit (elevation 8060 ft) from the Dead Indian Overlook in the Shoshone National Forest. Visit the location of the flight of Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce. Learn more about the history of Chief Joseph along the way. This is certainly a ride to remember!
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Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway
Mileage: 68.7 miles / 110.5 km
Drive Time: 2 hours
Details: From Cooke City, MT to Red Lodge, MT

Experience the Beartooth Mountain Range in Wyoming and Montana. The Beartooth Highway is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies providing fantastic views. Many locals refer to the byway as “The Top of the World Highway”. One visit and you’ll see why.

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Beartooth Highway Loop
Mileage: 195 miles / 313.8 km
Distance is from Cody to Red Lodge, MT and back.
You’ll See: Cody, Heart Mountain, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway, Red Lodge. Views of the mountains the entire drive.
More Info: Beartooth Highway
Chief Joseph Byway
   

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Yellowstone Lower Loop
Mileage: 150 miles / 241.4 km
Distance is from Yellowstone’s East gate, through the lower loop and back.
You’ll See: Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, Bridge Bay, West Thumb, Continental Divide, Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Madison, Norris, Canyon Village, Artist Point, Lower Falls, Upper Falls, Yellowstone River, bison, wildlife and so much more!
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Yellowstone Upper Loop
Mileage: 156 miles / 251 km
Distance is from Yellowstone’s East gate, through the upper loop and back.
You’ll See: Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone River, Upper Falls, Lower Falls, Artist Point, Canyon Village, Dunraven Pass (elevation 8859 ft), Mount Washburn (elevation 10243 ft), Tower Fall, Tower-Roosevelt, Blacktail Deer Plateau, Mammoth Hot Springs, Sheepeater Cliff, Roaring Mountain, Norris, Geyser Basin, bison, wildlife, lakes and more!
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Yellowstone Outer Loop
Mileage: 196 miles / 315.4 km
Distance is from Yellowstone’s East gate, around the outside loop and back.
You’ll See: Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, Bridge Bay, West Thumb, Continental Divide, Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Madison, Norris, Dunraven Pass (elevation 8859 ft), Mount Washburn (elevation 10243 ft), Tower Fall, Tower-Roosevelt, Blacktail Deer Plateau, Mammoth Hot Springs, Sheepeater Cliff, Roaring Mountain, Canyon Village, Artist Point, Lower Falls, Upper Falls, Yellowstone River, bison, wildlife and so much more!
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Buffalo Bill / YNP / Chief Joseph – Loop 1
Mileage: 225 miles / 362 km
You’ll See: Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, Shoshone National Forest, Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone River, Upper Falls, Lower Falls, Artist Point, Canyon Village, Dunraven Pass (elevation 8859 ft), Mount Washburn (elevation 10243 ft), Tower Fall, Tower-Roosevelt, Lamar Valley, Silver Gate, Cooke City, Pilot Peak (elevation 11699 ft), Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Dead Indian Overlook, Heart Mountain, Cody, Buffalo Bill State Park and Reservoir, bison, wildlife, high mountain peaks and more!
More Info: Buffalo Bill Cody Byway
Chief Joseph Byway
Yellowstone Attractions
   

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Buffalo Bill / YNP / Chief Joseph – Loop 2
Mileage: 297 miles / 478 km
You’ll See: Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, Shoshone National Forest, Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, Bridge Bay, West Thumb, Continental Divide, Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Madison, Norris, Roaring Mountain, Sheepeater Cliff, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower-Roosevelt, Lamar Valley, Silver Gate, Cooke City, Pilot Peak (elevation 11699 ft), Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Dead Indian Overlook, Heart Mountain, Cody, Buffalo Bill State Park and Reservoir, bison, wildlife, high mountain peaks and more!
More Info: Buffalo Bill Cody Byway
Chief Joseph Byway
Yellowstone Attractions
   

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Buffalo Bill / YNP / Chief Joseph – Loop 3
Mileage: 289 miles / 465 km
You’ll See: Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, Shoshone National Forest, Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, Bridge Bay, West Thumb, Continental Divide, Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Madison, Norris, Canyon Village, Dunraven Pass (elevation 8859 ft), Mount Washburn (elevation 10243 ft), Tower Fall, Tower-Roosevelt, Lamar Valley, Silver Gate, Cooke City, Pilot Peak (elevation 11699 ft), Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Dead Indian Overlook, Heart Mountain, Cody, Buffalo Bill State Park and Reservoir, bison, wildlife, high mountain peaks and more!
More Info: Buffalo Bill Cody Byway
Chief Joseph Byway
Yellowstone Attractions
   

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Buffalo Bill / YNP / Chief Joseph – Loop 4
Mileage: 257 miles / 413.6 km
You’ll See: Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, Shoshone National Forest, Sylvan Pass (elevation 8530 ft), Avalanche Peak (10566 ft), Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone River, Upper Falls, Lower Falls, Artist Point, Canyon Village, Norris, Geyser Basin, Roaring Mountain, Sheepeater Cliff, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower-Roosevelt, Lamar Valley, Silver Gate, Cooke City, Pilot Peak (elevation 11699 ft), Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Dead Indian Overlook, Heart Mountain, Cody, Buffalo Bill State Park and Reservoir, bison, wildlife, high mountain peaks and more!
More Info: Buffalo Bill Cody Byway
Chief Joseph Byway
Yellowstone Attractions

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