A Yellowstone Harley-Davidson motorcycle vacation or just cruise thoughs on the way to Sturgis is a very popular destination for bikers these days. The Yellowstone area has a plethora of beautiful riding opportunities because of the embarrassment of riches of scenic byways that seem to be hooked onto one another in this beautiful region.
You can cruise over the passes between Yellowstone’s highest mountain peaks, sweep through lush green valleys, and thunder alongside crystal blue mountain lakes and rivers to America's most magnificent national parks - Yellowstone and Grand-Teton National Parks. Visit awesome western towns like Jackson Hole, Cody, Pinedale, Red Lodge, West Yellowstone Just to name a few.
Take breaks at scenic turnouts along the Snake River, Yellowstone River, Shoshone River, the Gallatin River of under the peaks of the Grand Teton Mountains, the Absaroka Mountain, the Gallatin Mountains or the Beartooth Mountains. Check out all the waterfalls along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and rest stops to see all the wildlife and bubbling hot pots and mud pools around Mammoth Hot Springs.
Experience how small you feel on that Harley as you cruise through a herd of Buffalo in Yellowstone’s Hayden or Lamar valleys. The Greater Yellowstone region is considered the Serengeti of North America; on a trip through the region you are likely to see elk, moose, bison, deer, pronghorn antelope, wolves and bears. It is wonderful seeing all this mega-fauna; however, they have killed many a biker. Travel with extreme caution at dawn and dusk as this is the time of most collisions, animals are more active at night than during the day so try to do your traveling when you can best see the wildlife and the scenery.
Nearly all the gateway communities surrounding Yellowstone connect to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks via designated Scenic Byways and are all gorgeous bicycle tour routes the provide a plethora of camping and other recreational opportunities
• Teton Scenic Byway - (Teton Valley ID) The jagged teeth of the Teton Mountain Range are actually in Wyoming, but for many bicyclers prefer “the quiet side” on the western slopes, along the Teton Scenic Byway. At nearly 10 million years young, the Tetons are the newest mountains in the Rockies. In fact, they continue to grow today at the snail-like pace of about an inch every hundred years. In fact, the largest peak on the range, Grand Teton, now stands at 13,772 feet. ...........................Beginning at Swan Valley, this stunning bicycle tour travels east on Idaho 31 through the beautiful Pine Creek pass to the town of Victor, and then north on Idaho 33, along the western side of the Teton Range. The mountains sharply contrast with the rolling agricultural fields to the north and west. In the towns of the Teton Valley, Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia, travelers can enjoy small town hospitality, internationally famous resorts and festival events held throughout the year. West of Tetonia, the byway turns north on Idaho 32, offering glimpses of the Tetons and the Falls River until it reaches Ashton, where the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway begins.
• Fort Henry Scenic Byway - (Island Park ID) See the first white settlement marked by the Fort Henry Monument, from which this byway gets its name. A new monument now replaces the old one at the original site. The old monument relocated in an adjoining field can be viewed from the original site. This route trails along BLM land, desert and mountain ranges; where herds of deer and elk, as well as Sharp Tail and Sage Grouse can be seen as you peddle your way along the Red Road.
• Mesa Falls Scenic Byway - (Island Park ID) The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway begins where the Teton Scenic Byway reaches its northern end in Ashton, at the junction of U.S. 20 and Idaho 47. From there, the route travels through the town of Warm River toward its main attractions: the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls.
• Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway – (Wind River Valley) From the southern entrance in the town of Shoshoni to just north of Thermopolis, the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway offers 34 miles of fascinating Wyoming geology, history, and recreation. ....................Take the byway between the ancient rock cliffs of Wind River Canyon--the same path once used by Native Americans, explorers, and pioneers. Continue through the Wind River Indian Reservation, keeping an eye out for bighorn sheep. Enjoy fishing and rafting opportunities just off the byway on Wind River, which becomes the Bighorn River, and finish your journey by enjoying a soak at the world's largest mineral hot springs at Hot Springs National Park.
• Beartooth Highway - (Red Lodge MT) Heralded as one of the most scenic drives in the United States the route features breathtaking views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, and open high alpine plateaus dotted with countless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and wildlife. The Scenery isn't the only thing that will take the breath away from the bicyler as there is no air up ther at the top. The Beartooth All-American Road provides easy access to Yellowstone National Park at its northeast entrance. Take time to enjoy this unique travel destination and all of the amenities, attractions and historic sites in the great Yellowstone area. Visits to the gateway communities of Cooke City and Red Lodge, Montana and Cody, Wyoming will complete an unparalleled family western vacation.
• Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway - (Cody WY)US Highway 14-16-20, the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, follows the North Fork of the Shoshone River through the scenic Wapiti Valley to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The route is known for its abundant wildlife, astonishing rock formations, and recreational opportunities. Six miles west of Cody the highway skirts Buffalo Bill Reservoir, a source of excellent trout fishing, and location of Buffalo Bill State Park. The Park has facilities for camping, picnicking, boating, and windsurfing.
Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway • (Dubois/Pinddale WY) the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway provides travellers with a rich aesthetic, cultural and historical experience, as well as views of diverse landscapes and ecosystems. It crosses the Continental Divide, and offers a route that, although well-traveled, is "off the beaten path" between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The route provides a loop opportunity for visitors to these two famous National Parks, and is part of the Federal Highway system that includes other nearby scenic byways, such as the Beartooth Highway.
Big Sky Loop • (Livingston MT) This challenging three-day ride can be done either self-supported or sagged. It traverses nearly 200 miles of some of the most scenic and least populated landscapes of south-central Montana. You begin by riding up the bucolic Shields River Valley to Clyde Park and Wilsall. From White Sulphur Springs you'll climb eastward over the northern flank of the Castle Mountains, then descend along the Musselshell River through one of the prettiest pieces of mountain-and-ranch country anywhere in the West. From Harlowton you'll bear due south for Big Timber, where you'll turn west to follow the Yellowstone River back to Livingston.
Bridger Canyon • (Bozeman MT) The road bike ride from Bozeman and up Bridger Canyon is a classic. Good shouldered pavement, stunning scenery and a healthy climb or two thrown in for good measure are recipe for a refreshing road bike outing. The directions for the ride are fairly simple. Begin in downtown Bozeman, from Main Street look for Rouse Avenue, Highway 86 and head north. There is also signage to Bridger Bowl Ski Area in which to help guide. Rouse turns into Bridger Canyon Road; stay on this road the whole way. You can turn around at the end of the climb at Battle Ridge Pass, which is approximately 20 miles from town. Along the route enjoy the scenic countryside with the tremendous views of the snow-capped Bridger Mountain Range always looming to the west. It is approximately 1400 feet in elevation gain from Bozeman, 4800 feet, to Battle Ridge Pass at 6200 feet, so the climbing is gradual.This ride is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great riding near Bozeman. Check out the other side of the Bridger’s by going north on Springhill Road or head south into the Gallatin Range by tackling the climb up to Hyalite Reservoir.
Chief Joseph Scenic Byway • (Cody Wyoming) Located along the northeastern edge of Yellowstone National Park, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway offers spectacular views and a unique history. However, not only will you find the breathtaking beauty that Wyoming is known for, you will find world-class opportunities for wildlife viewing, access to a variety of recreation oppportunities, and a chance to see the land where the legendary flight of Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce occurred. Dedicated to this story, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway offers you the opportunity to learn more of this tragic tale. From prehistoric times to the present, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway has much to reveal about the relationship between the natural environment and human history. Length: 47.0 mi
Harley Shops, Rentals And Services Around Yellowstone
Yellowstone Harley-Davidson • (Belgrade Montana) 2007 Silver Bar & Shield Award. 2006 Silver Bar & Shield AwardAward . 2004 Gold Bar and Shield Award Yellowstone Harley-Davidson was recognized in 2004 as one of the top 25 Harley-Davidson dealers in the country. Known as the Gold Bar and Shield award, this is the highest recognition offered by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and is given to only 5 percent of Harley-Davidson dealers nationwide.
Grand Teton Harley-Davidson • Our mission is to establish a world class organization through superior customer service and product. Further, we will build relationships with our customers based on trust, friendship and honesty that foster a long-term loyalty and quality lifestyle. It is our vision to make dreams a reality for motorcycle enthusiasts. By empowering our staff, we will continue to prosper by welcoming new ideas, challenges, and knowledge from one another, ultimately providing our customers a sense of unity as American Harley-Davidson motorcyclists.
EagleRider of Jackson Hole • (Jackson Hole WY) EagleRider of Jackson Hole is the largest motorcycle rental company in Wyoming. We are strategically located just a few miles from the Airport. From EagleRider Jackson Hole, you can rent a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and, explore the heritage of this great city, in Harley® style. EagleRider of Jackson Hole is the best place to rent a motorcycle in Wyoming. Rent a Harley® and start your adventure. Like no other city in the United States, Jackson is a major gateway for millions of tourists visiting nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and the National Elk Refuge. Jackson is home to the world's largest ball of barbed wire, and large arches of shed elk antlers at the four entrances to the town square. Who could ask for more?
Bull Moose Saloon • (Alpine Wyoming) At the Bull Moose Saloon you can enjoy a broad selection of the finest spirits, wines, and beers in a true Western atmosphere. Locally made moose and elk chandeliers, animal mounts, and Western memorabilia provide an experience truly reflective of Western Wyoming. The Bull Moose has a large seating capacity and a large dance floor. Enjoy a concert with your favorite rock n' roll or country group in a small intimate venue. The Bull Moose Concert Series provides a great opportunity to dance to the music of National Touring Bands. Exotic dancers perform every Friday and Saturday an 10PM.