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East Yellowstone Valley
The East Yellowstone Valley lies in the Absaroka Range of the Rocky Mountains in northwestern Wyoming between Cody and Yellowstone National Park. It is a gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and extends through the Shoshone National Forest.
East Yellowstone Valley, also known as the “Wapiti” (elk) Valley, is a spectacular western mountain valley where the plains meet the mountains. The bald eagle, Wapiti (elk), Shiras moose, mule deer, black and grizzly bear and the big horn sheep frequent this rugged valley.
The stretch of highway through the valley, the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, has long been famous for its skyline of rugged rock formations, wildlife, and the winding North Fork of the Shoshone River. Unique and historic guest and dude ranches are hidden along this route, sequestered in the pockets of the beautiful Shoshone National Forest. These fine resorts provide vacation experiences many American families and foreign visitors find more enjoyable than anything they have ever experienced. Activities in the valley include horseback riding, fishing, hunting, camping, winter cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
How to Get There
Take Highway 14 and 20 from Cody westward to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The drive from Cody to the east entrance of Yellowstone was claimed by President Teddy Roosevelt to be “the most scenic 50 miles in the world.”
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Lodges of East Yellowstone