Chief Joseph Scenic Byway - Wyoming

Red Bluffs on Chief Joseph Scenic Byway - Google maps photo by Joe Erickson 2011
Red Bluffs on Chief Joseph Scenic Byway - Google maps photo by Joe Erickson 2011
Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (Wyoming Hwy 296) - Google maps photo by Globe Spinner 2009
Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (Wyoming Hwy 296) - Google maps photo by Globe Spinner 2009

 

Chief Joseph Scenic Byway intersects with the more famous Beartooth Hwy in northern Wyoming. Both are noteworthy rides.

 

"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 Chief Joseph Scenic Byway is named after the Native American chief of the Nez Perce Tribe. Following the Battle of the Big Hole in Idaho in 1877, Chief Joseph fled east through Yellowstone. He and 1,000 members of his tribe ran from the US Cavalry, who were trying to force the tribe onto a reservation so that white ranchers could have their lands. While crossing Yellowstone, the Nez Perce briefly captured several tourists before going north up the Clarks Fork River. The Nez Perce were trying to flee to Canada (an 1,800 mile trek), but surrendered after the six-day Battle of the Bear Paw in northeastern Montana. The tribe was stopped only 30 miles from their destination, the Canadian border."

 

https://www.wyomingtourism.org/things-to-do/detail/Chief-Joseph-Scenic-Byway/7333

 

 

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. - See more at: https://www.wyomingtourism.org/things-to-do/detail/Chief-Joseph-Scenic-Byway/7333#sthash.kX33Kk9T.dpuf
Chief Joseph Byway intersects the famous "Beartooth Highway" that crosses the Montana / Wyoming border near Yellowstone NP. Google maps calls it Dead Indian Hill Rd. It leads to Hwy 120  near Cody.
Chief Joseph Byway intersects the famous "Beartooth Highway" that crosses the Montana / Wyoming border near Yellowstone NP. Google maps calls it Dead Indian Hill Rd. It leads to Hwy 120 near Cody.

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