Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway Cody to Yellowstone

Cody, Wyoming

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A 52-mile drive from the popular tourist town of Cody up the rugged canyon carved by the North Fork of the Shoshone River to Yellowstone National Park. This drive climbs from the historic town of Cody past Buffalo Bill Reservoir and up the rugged volcanic canyon carved by the North Fork of the Shoshone River to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt called it the most beautiful 50 miles in the United States. Although this may be a bit of an exaggeration, it is a very scenic route. Special attractions: Yellowstone National Park, Absaroka Mountains, North Absaroka Wilderness, Washakie Wilderness, Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Buffalo Bill State Park, Shoshone River, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Trail Town, hiking, fishing, scenic views, downhill and cross-country skiing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway: Cody to Yellowstone Professional Review and Guide

"A 52-mile drive from the popular tourist town of Cody up the rugged canyon carved by the North Fork of the Shoshone River to Yellowstone National Park. This drive climbs from the historic town of Cody past Buffalo Bill Reservoir and up the rugged volcanic canyon carved by the North Fork of the Shoshone River to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt called it the most beautiful 50 miles in the United States. Although this may be a bit of an exaggeration, it is a very scenic route.

Special attractions: Yellowstone National Park, Absaroka Mountains, North Absaroka Wilderness, Washakie Wilderness, Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Buffalo Bill State Park, Shoshone River, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Trail Town, hiking, fishing, scenic views, downhill and cross-country skiing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Cody
Distance: 52
Season: Summer and fall. The road is plowed in winter almost to the west end, near the Yellowstone National Park entrance.
Local Contacts: Shoshone National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway: Cody to Yellowstone

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May 2018