Our next stop was Red Lodge, Montana which would allow us to easily slip over the border into Wyoming. And it is close to Beartooth Pass. The drive to Red Lodge from South Dakota was a mix of sun and rain. And the gold autumn colours were out in full force.
The next day we headed into Wyoming on the bike.
We stopped in Cody for lunch and a visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. What an amazing museum. There are several museums all in one building but unfortunately we didn’t have the time to take it all in. We toured the Buffalo Bill Cody portion. If I ever go back I would plan for a whole day at this attraction. At least.
On our way back to Red Lodge we took a side trip up the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. Wow! It was gorgeous. We learned on our arrival to Red Lodge that the Beartooth Pass was closed, so this was a great alternative for some breathtaking scenery. The photos really don’t do it justice.
Funny story. Part way along the highway, I realized that we were getting low on fuel. I said something to Les and he acknowledged it but felt we could go a little bit farther down the road. By the time we had turned around and arrived back in Red Lodge we were driving on fumes. Let me tell you, I was praying hard. Les took it all in stride. Funny how different we are in that respect! 🙂
- The Black Hills
- Bighorn National Forest