Monday, August 3, 2015

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

We still have quite a trip ahead of us.  We left the Beartooth Highway and turned onto the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway heading back to our rig that is sitting in Meeteetse, Wyoming.

The Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Wyoming 296, links the town of Cody with the Beartooth Highway and the Northeast Gate of Yellowstone National Park. The route crosses the Shoshone National Forest through the Absaroka Mountains to the Clarks Fork Valley. The 47 paved miles of the Scenic Byway run from the junction with U.S. 120, 17 miles north of Cody, northwest to their connection with U.S. 212, the Beartooth Highway. The Beartooth Mountains and the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River lie to the north of the road, and the Absaroka Mountains and North Absaroka Wilderness are to the south. 

We thought this highway was every bit as scenic as the Beartooth Highway although the scenery was very different.

As it got darker the camera started picking up more blue.  The skies were beautiful heading home.

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