Surrounded by the northern Rocky Mountain ranges of the Absarokas, Beartooths and Big Horns, Cody, Wyoming offers visitors 5 spectacular scenic byway drives. Because of its central location K3 Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast provides guests the perfect jumping off point for all of these day drives. Each and every one of these spectacular drives will provide visitors the opportunity to wildlife watch at every turn.
- East Yellowstone Loop - Drive the spectacular Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway to Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy time in Yellowstone before looping north and east along the Beartooth All-American Road and Chief Joseph Scenic Byway back to Cody. This is a full day of exploring Yellowstone Country. The relaxing atmosphere of K3 welcomes guests home at the end of the day.
- Chief Joseph Scenic Byway & the Beartooth All-American Road – Traveling north from Cody this incredible drive skirts the Clarks Fork Canyon, following the Nez Perce National Historic Trail before taking visitors onto the Beartooth Highway at the edge of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. From the junction of the highways travels can turn west and travel into the historic mining town of Cooke City, Montana then on to Yellowstone National Park’s northeast, or turn east and travel the Beartooth All-American Road over it’s high mountain peaks and into Red Lodge, Montana. This drive can be scheduled to take a half day to a full day of driving. Visit with K3 Head Wrangler Jerry Kinkade to make it the perfect trip.
- South Fork Trip - Heading south west from Cody, Wyoming the South Fork Road takes visitors along the edge of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, then into the heart of Cody’s legendary dude ranching and hunting grounds. Trail heads lead to some of the most remote hunting areas in Wyoming, and many guided pack trips leave from the South Fork valley. Watch for Bighorn Sheep, deer, elk, and antelope along the road. The South Fork Road ends 50 miles from Cody, and takes approximately two and 1/2 hours round trip.
- Bighorn Mountain Loop - This all day loop drive takes visitors up and over the beautiful Bighorn Mountain Range and through some of Wyoming’s small western ranching and farming town. Also along the route is the mysterious Medicine Wheel, a mysterious 74 foot stone circle with 28 spokes that preceded the arrival of the Crow Indians in 1776. The Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Visitor Center provides more information about the area, and points visitors to the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range where wild mustangs roam the hillsides.
- Bighorn Basin Loop - Looping its way through the entire Bighorn Basin, this drive takes visitors though Cody’s neighboring towns of historic Meeteetse, Wyoming, home to the Meeteetse Chocolatier; Thermopolis, Wyoming, home of the world’s largest free-flowing hot springs, and the Wyoming Dinosaur Center; Wyoming’s agricultural hub of Worland, Wyoming, then returning to Cody through several rural farm and ranch communities.
For a complete description of each drive, including drive times, and a scenic drive map visit Buffalo Bill’s Cody / Yellowstone Country visitor web site.