Northern Rockies Road Trips
Drive Trips of the Northern Rockies
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Yellowstone to Grand Teton National Parks
4 legs - 401.6 miles: 10 hours, 26 min
Marvel at the ever-changing ribbons of color in the canyon walls, sizzling mud p...
Glacier National Park Montana
3 legs - 373.9 miles: 7 hours, 40 min
Glacier National Park is a scenic wonderland of ice-sculpted valleys, snow-cappe...
Big Sky Country
2 legs - 425.4 miles: 8 hours, 15 min
Slide behind the wheel for a loop drive through Montana and Wyoming's “Big...
Montana's Beartooth Scenic Highway
1 leg - 24.5 miles: 0 hours, 33 min
From late May to mid-October this byway offers a stunning journey, twisting up m...
Chief Joseph Scenic Highway
1 leg - 45.9 miles: 1 hours, 3 min
The scenic drive, named after Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, follows a section of the tribe’s 1,100-mile 1877 retreat from the U.S. Cavalry. Along the way, drivers can pull off to read historic markers or take pictures of tree-lined peaks and high mountain pastures. In addition to the incredible views, the area is home to wildlife such as bear, elk, mule deer and the elusive mountain goat.
Wyoming's Beartooth Scenic Highway
1 leg - 34.7 miles: 0 hours, 57 min
Beartooth Scenic Highway crests at nearly 11,000 feet as it winds up steep mount...
Star Valley to Yellowstone Scenic Highway
1 leg - 177.0 miles: 3 hours, 38 min
The gorgeous Red Mountains of southern Yellowstone National Park run beside US 8...
Payette River Scenic Route
1 leg - 75.3 miles: 1 hours, 34 min
The Payette River follows the two-lane road to the west—or maybe it's the ...
Bighorn and Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway
1 leg - 208.7 miles: 4 hours, 19 min
This two-lane, east-west byway twists up and down mountainsides within Bighorn a...
Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway
1 leg - 63.6 miles: 1 hours, 15 min
Nature takes center stage along US 16 in Cloud Peak Wilderness with rocky spires and meadows that punctuate the dense evergreen forest. Pine and spruce trees climb mountainsides that are topped in frosty granite peaks. Through Ten Sleep Canyon the byway is flanked by massive rocky cliffs. The many pull-offs will surely tempt drivers to pause and enjoy the splendor.
Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Highway
1 leg - 52.0 miles: 0 hours, 57 min
Driving down US 14A, you will see expansive views of Bighorn Lake, the remarkabl...
Flathead Lake West Shore Scenic Highway
1 leg - 36.8 miles: 0 hours, 37 min
The Flathead Indian Reservation consists of open, grassy rangeland interspersed ...
Idaho's Northern Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway
1 leg - 15.6 miles: 0 hours, 13 min
I-15 enters Targhee National Forest north of Spencer, but the few trees lining t...
Sawtooth Scenic Byway
1 leg - 87.2 miles: 1 hours, 42 min
Small farming communities, ski resorts, alpine forests and jagged peaks characte...
Pend Oreille Scenic Byway
1 leg - 33.1 miles: 0 hours, 38 min
One of the largest and deepest freshwater lakes in North America, Lake Pend Orielle is a dream for trout and salmon fisherman and sightseers. You can almost feel the chill from the clear water created by melted glaciers. See the bays of Kootenai, Oden and Ellisport, Denton Slough and the Cottage and Pearl Islands. The horseshoe-shaped Cabinet Gorge Dam offers a vast lookout point.
Bitterroot Valley Scenic Highway
1 leg - 30.5 miles: 0 hours, 32 min
The byway (US 93) slips through the Bitterroot National Forest along the Bitterr...
Gallatin Valley Scenic Highway
1 leg - 78.6 miles: 1 hours, 25 min
The journey begins at Gallatin Gateway and ends at the west entrance to Yellowst...
Big Sky Back Country Scenic Byway
1 leg - 111.2 miles: 1 hours, 46 min
Traveling through the Great Plains section of Montana, the Big Sky Back Country ...
Snowy Range Scenic Highway
1 leg - 96.0 miles: 1 hours, 40 min
SR 130 winds through Medicine Bow National Forest, and to the north are marvelou...
Bear Lake Scenic Highway
1 leg - 43.7 miles: 0 hours, 50 min
This route takes you through the southern tip of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, past green mountainsides and Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The lower foothills of US 89 texture the farmlands with a grassy sea between the historic towns of Montpelier and Paris. Then proceed along the western shore of Bear Lake with its turquoise waters.
Bighorn Basin Scenic Highway
1 leg - 81.6 miles: 1 hours, 16 min
Vast prairies surround SR 120 and roll toward the distant Absaroka mountains as ...
Bull River Scenic Highway
1 leg - 34.6 miles: 0 hours, 35 min
Montana's SR 56 winds through heavily forested foothills and lush meadows surrou...
Clark Fork River Scenic Road
1 leg - 21.5 miles: 0 hours, 22 min
SR 135 takes you through the forested foothills of the Cabinet Mountains alongsi...
Clark Fork River Valley Scenic Freeway
1 leg - 109.2 miles: 1 hours, 41 min
Clark Fork River Valley Scenic Freeway, on I-90, runs through the western edge o...
Flathead National Forest Scenic Drive
1 leg - 91.0 miles: 1 hours, 31 min
Montana's SR 83 stretches across a chain of lakes cradled between the Swan and Mission mountains. The fir, cedar and spruce forest of the Swan River National Wildlife Refuge is home to moose, bobcats, black bears and grizzly bears. Bald eagles, hawks and Canadian geese soar over silvery lakes against a backdrop of mountain peaks.
Idaho's International Selkirk Scenic Loop
1 leg - 88.0 miles: 1 hours, 45 min
Enjoy scenic vistas of the Selkirk Mountain Range as well as occasional wildlife...
Idaho's Southern Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway
1 leg - 69.0 miles: 0 hours, 55 min
Take this byway past high mountain peaks and soft grassy valleys into a number o...
Montana's Scenic Route 200
1 leg - 115.5 miles: 1 hours, 59 min
Rock ledges and the snow-laced peaks add high elevation interest to the landscap...
Paradise Valley Scenic Highway
1 leg - 55.9 miles: 1 hours, 2 min
Snow-capped peaks form a backdrop to the wide, grassy hills of Paradise Valley a...
South Pass Scenic Highway
1 leg - 22.9 miles: 0 hours, 20 min
Reminders of the mining past are on display at South Pass City State Historic Site. SR 28 traverses South Pass, roughly following the old Oregon Trail route. The broad, level terrain, at an elevation of 7,400 feet, is dotted with sagebrush. Be sure to stop at Red Canyon Scenic Overlook; the view beneath an impossibly big Wyoming sky is one you won’t soon forget.
Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway
1 leg - 31.0 miles: 0 hours, 32 min
US 20 follows the Bighorn River, named for the small population of mountain shee...
Wyoming's Scenic Route 352
1 leg - 27.3 miles: 0 hours, 46 min
Pinedale is flanked by three mountain ranges: the Wind River Range, the Wyoming ...