Chief Joseph Scenic Byway - TravelStorys

Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

Sponsored by Cody Yellowstone

  • Location: Wyoming
  • Travel Type: Driving
  • Trip Time: 1 hour
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Chief Joseph Scenic Byway is a 47-mile stretch of highway located in north-central Wyoming, running through the picturesque Absaroka Mountains. This iconic route offers unparalleled views of majestic peaks, pristine lakes, and sweeping valleys.

As you embark on this scenic journey, you'll discover a world of natural wonders, rich history, and hidden treasures that make this scenic route a true gem of the American West. You’ll cross parts of the route the Nez Perce took attempting to flee the U.S. Cavalry in the 1870s, see the results of drastic geological changes that occurred because of a volcanic explosion, and learn about the habitat of grizzlies and moose and the ecological impact of forest fires. And you will drive past dude and guest ranches where the experience is still rooted in Western traditions.

This audio tour is designed to enhance your experience and bring the story of Chief Joseph Scenic Byway to life. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the area's history, culture, and natural wonders. As you drive along the byway, hear stories of Native American tribes early settlers, and the challenges they faced in this rugged landscape. You may also encounter the diverse wildlife that calls Chief Joseph Scenic Byway home. Keep your eyes peeled for grizzlies, moose, and pronghorn.

Download the audio tour today to adventure through the heart of the Absaroka Mountains. Let the captivating stories add depth to your Western adventure along the byway.

This tour is presented by Cody Yellowstone.If you are interested in more audio tours in Wyoming, check out Cody to Yellowstone, Historic Downtown Cody, or GaperGuide
North Yellowstone.

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About This Tour

Who was Chief Joseph?

Geology of the Byway