The Cody Road to Yellowstone National Park

The Cody Road is the original way into Yellowstone National Park from Cody, Wyoming and the heart of Buffalo Bill country.  After a hearty breakfast at the Irma Hotel, the drive from Cody to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and our boundary with PCA’s Yellowstone Region is a scenic 52 miles.  One follows the East Fork of the Shoshone River as it passes through a narrow canyon to Shoshone/Buffalo Bill Dam.  Enjoy a short stop at the Visitor’s Center.  The open spaces next to Buffalo Bill Reservoir turn to a twisting canyon road that passes famous landmarks as the Cathedral Rock and the remnants of the old spiral bridge.  Stop at Pahaska Teepee for a beverage and tour at the original hunting lodge of Buffalo Bill. The final leg to the park is up Sylvan Pass.  Be careful to watch for stray buffalo on the road.  Enjoy a day in Yellowstone and return to Billings via Cooke City, Montana and either the Beartooth Highway or the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.