We returned to Yellowstone National Park this morning to spend a bit more time at Mammoth Hot Springs. There were some parts of this part of the park that we missed yesterday.
Orange Spring Mound
After leaving the Mammoth Hot Springs, we headed for the North East Entrance of the Park. Along the way we saw a large herd of Bison. We stopped and watched them graze for a while.
Here is our route for today as we leave Yellowstone National Park and head for Powell WY.
We left the park through the North East Gate and soon we were on the Beartooth Scenic Byway. Scenic it definitely is, all 70 miles of it. This highway has been referred to as the most scenic drive in America. We are climbing in altitude to an elevation of 9200 feet. Because of the high altitudes, snow storms have been known to occur during the summer.
You know your getting pretty high up the mountain when you start seeing snow and Mountain Goats.
Karen got out to make a snow ball from some snow at the side of the road.
We stopped at the summit for a look at the view and to feed the chipmunks that were scampering everywhere. They sure enjoyed some of the cookies that we had.
After our drive along the Beartooth Scenic Highway, we turned onto the Elk Basin Road for the rest of our drive to our destination of Powell Wyoming. This was a windy dirt and gravel road and we had to share the road with some cattle.
We arrived in Powell Wyoming, and tomorrow we will be heading for Devil’s Tower.
If you would like to spend some time viewing all of the photos that I took today, you can see them all on my FLICKR site.