Chief Joseph Highway : Cody

Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.4
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.6
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road1.4
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.6

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Route Added By : Notarian
Date : August 9, 2010
Length : 73 kms / 45.4 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Mountainous
April 8, 2014 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

I hadn't given Chief Joseph Highway much consideration, given its proximity to Bear Tooth Pass, but after riding the two back-to-back last July I have a real appreciation for its beauty. Like others here have said, it may not be as challenging as BTP, but it is definitely worth the time, even if it means going out of your way and/or retracing a prior route.


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April 21, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

How many places can you go 100 mi between towns? The senery is specktacular the road good enough to enjoy the scenery. Not so many switchbacks as Beartooth Pass (I don't like doing 50 miles of twitchbacks)... one of the most beautiful rides in America.


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January 18, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Great scenic views and some switch backs...watch for wildlife and enjoy the sweeping curves


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  • sassage
  • 2000 Honda VTR1000F
  • score: 21
November 15, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Beartooth Pass gets the most rider press and Chief Joseph Highway plays second fiddle. Personally, this should be reversed and the few locals I met think the same. Beartooth is good, but Chief Joe is better both for the road and the scenery - 5 star stuff.

Too right about gassing up (petrol), however there is one campground pump on the route nearer the Beartooth intersection in the north.


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  • Notarian
  • Ducati 1098s, Multistrada, KTM 950sm
  • score: 394
August 31, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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.


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  • Parrisk
  • Harley Davidson Road Glide
  • score: 51