Cody, WY, to the East Entrance

Wapiti, Wyoming

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A 5-mile drive through town and a beautiful 48-mile route through dramatic rock-ridged Shoshone Canyon and Wapiti Valley, and thick pine forest to Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance. Theodore Roosevelt once called this route the “most scenic 50 miles in America.” Special Attractions: In Cody, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (and annual powwow in June); Buffalo Bill Dam, Visitor Center, and Reservoir; and Buffalo Bill State Park. Along the route, the Absaroka Mountains; Washakie Wilderness; Fortress Mountain (elevation 12,085 feet); Sleeping Giant Mountain (elevation 11,193 feet); Sleeping Giant Ski Area; Pahaska Tepee; Shoshone National Forest. Nearby points of interest: The world’s largest mineral hot springs in Thermopolis, 84 miles south of Cody, and Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. 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.

Cody, WY, to the East Entrance Professional Review and Guide

"A 5-mile drive through town and a beautiful 48-mile route through dramatic rock-ridged Shoshone Canyon and Wapiti Valley, and thick pine forest to Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance. Theodore Roosevelt once called this route the “most scenic 50 miles in America.” Special Attractions: In Cody, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (and annual powwow in June); Buffalo Bill Dam, Visitor Center, and Reservoir; and Buffalo Bill State Park.

Along the route, the Absaroka Mountains; Washakie Wilderness; Fortress Mountain (elevation 12,085 feet); Sleeping Giant Mountain (elevation 11,193 feet); Sleeping Giant Ski Area; Pahaska Tepee; Shoshone National Forest. Nearby points of interest: The world’s largest mineral hot springs in Thermopolis, 84 miles south of Cody, and Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. 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: Wapiti
Distance: 5
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Summer and fall
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Cody, WY, to the East Entrance

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