Day 6: 442 miles
Rode to Yellowstone via US-14, thru Bighorn National Forest. I picked the route because I had enjoyed riding thru the forest the day before.
Back thru Bighorn
All the highway signs recommend US-16, but I preferred US-14. As I closed in on the western side of the forest, I mounted the GoPro Session on the outside of the Vision’s fairing:
The road to Yellowstone is quite scenic including the area around Buffalo Bill Reservoir.
I arrived at Yellowstone’s eastern entrance early in the afternoon. My route thru the park would travel around to Old Faithful, then turn north, exiting to the north, into Montana.
With stunning views around ever corner, it took a couple of hours for me to arrive at Old Faithful. The site is a large complex with a lodge, general store and a huge parking lot. Old Faithful was just erupting as I walked up – sorry no pictures, but here’s video (not mine):
After walked the path around the geysers, I continued on my ride thru the park. The park speed limit is 45 MPH as the roads are generally small and winding, with many blind turns – you never know what will be around the next bend: bears, buffalo or an RV blocking the road.
I recorded more video with the Session, but haven’t edited it yet – coming soon!
The park is huge so it was just getting dark as I reached the Montana exit. For anyone planning a visit, I would recommend staying in (or very close) to the park so you can start your journey early in the day.
It was almost 11 PM when I arrived at my hotel and I was exhausted, but it was worth it. This was most westerly point in this trip and I would be starting to head home in the morning.
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