Two passes in the Rocky Mountains to match anything Europe has to offer This 150 mile North South mountain route from Montana to Wyoming takes in two of the best mountain passes for motorcycling anywhere in the USA, Beartooth and Chief Joseph. Each has their favorite, go and decide for yourself which you prefer! These are spectacular high mountain passes with Mountain Goats and can have rapid changes in weather conditions, so be prepared. Because of the changing weather conditions, the road surface in some places is not perfect and it is important to try to keep your line in some of the sharper turns to avoid possible unseen oncoming hazards. Overall Two Glorious Roads.
This area has the most beautiful ranching and wildlife habitat I've seen anywhere.
Scenic route leading out of the mountains.
Moves between the mountain drives and then into scenic valleys.
Long trip in and out of the Thunder Basin. Vast landscapes and grasslands.
Mountain road runs through some canyons and along a river. Some hairpin turns keep things interesting.
Short scenic route through the mountains.
Runs through the Sierra Madre with some great views along the way. Closes for the cold season.
Long old route through the mountains, interrupted by green valleys from time to time. You can really get away from civilization for a bit on this one.
I can hardly believe this route has not been indicated on BBR already!! If your westbound on 80 and looking to get up to Jackson, Yellowstone or Montana this is the way to go. From Rawlins youll climb up eventually leveling off upon a huge, expansive plain of rolling hills and distant mountains. On top youll encounter some nice benders with some up and down. Theres hardly anyone out there so somewhere out above Rawlins, when the vistas go on forever, pull over and take in grandeur. Its awesome. Along the way, Lander is a great little spot to stop for a meal. After Lander the road gets windier and the terrain more mountainous and dramatic as you climb. The condition of the road is mostly excellent. Enjoy!
Hwy 20. This is the East Entrance to Yellowstone beginning in historic Cody, WY terminating at the YS Grand Loop junction. Obviously this road can be ridden west to east but the scenery and fun factor builds better coming in from Cody. I dont recall a lot of services along the route so make sure you top off in Cody.
The scenery is great and the road spends a lot of time winding along the Shoshone River. A few miles after you enter the park the forest will open up to some wetlands on the south side of the road -- keep an eye open for grizzlies rooting around in the grass.
Excellent Granite scenic section running south from Thermopolis with lots of nice corners, good pavement and animals to look at!
NOTE : SECTIONS OF THIS ROAD ARE CLOSED SEASONALLY (Approx. Oct - May)
Great selection of straights and bends with great views and interesting places to visit.
Simply Spectacular sights of Yellowstone National Park, Lakes, Forests, Geysers, Waterfalls and possibilities to see lots of wildlife. This excellent loop is like a holiday all on its own.
This is an awesome piece of road. It's not Beartooth Pass but it's in the area and if you're heading to Cody you ought to get off the slab and hit Hwy 16. We hit this one riding west from the Black Hills. The surface is good, the curves are numerous and the scenery is great all through Big Horn National Park. the canyon at the west end is terrific! Highly recommended!
A great scenic tour of Wyoming's Canyon country. Mostly good gravel logging roads with some washed out sections. Good ADV biking opportunity.
Streams, forests, mountain views, nice selections of corners, all these make a for a good road! Recommended
Some nice corners but this road is mostly for the views
This is quite a deserted road with a nice combination a differing corners and some interesting historical sights.
good quick route up over the snowy range mountains. so called because of the snow-like appearance (even in the couple months a year when its bare)of the smoky quartz that makes up much of the south face of the summit. Heading west out of laramie will take you through a good stretch of straightaway until you hit the foothills and the town of Centennial, then start winding and working your way up into the range. decent number of good hiking trails, alpine lakes and the like. nice lookout at the top of the pass (~11000ft) with valley in front and peak behind, and a couple lakes in between. descends through more forests on the other side, flattening and straightening out until 130 turns north and 230 turns south, judge your options from there. all of about an hour and a half, id recommend 230 south to hwy 70 west, which will take you back up to more mountains.
DO NOT RIDE THIS IF IT IS COLD AND DAMP DOWN ON I-90!!
Bighorn National Forest is breath taking. Some of the nicest scenery I saw while riding out West. Altitudes will reach 10,000ft and wildlife is everywhere.
The Cody Resevoir is very intersting and the Wild Bill Cody museum is worth a visit. This tour can easily take up 2 days if you want to see the sights.
When heading back over get gas at Ten Sleep, its your last chance until Buffalo.
A bit of a longer tour.. definitely all day from dawn to dusk. Heavily traveled during Sturgis Bike Week.
So much nice riding to do out in this area!!
Gas is scarce so don pass up a chance to stretch and fill up.
If heading East continue into Cody then towards Buffalo via Bighorn National Forest along route 16.
Some nice switchbacks here and good (if a bit obscured) views.