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.
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.
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.