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Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

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Part of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, this scenic drive offers...

Part of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, this scenic drive offers panoramic canyon views.

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Breathtaking Views!!

This was a favorite on our 3500 mile trip. There was not much traffic on the road. We enjoyed the views, hairpin curves, and steep inclines. Just beautiful!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Jeanette B
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Colbert, Oklahoma

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from the historical significance of this route, the scenery is spectacular, but that is only the beginning of the story. We drove up Chief Joseph Highway and then continued across the Beartooth Highway before returning to Cody. Neither words nor pictures can describe the phenomenal geology of this are. I only have two pieces of advice to offer. First,... More 

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Colbert, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was a favorite on our 3500 mile trip. There was not much traffic on the road. We enjoyed the views, hairpin curves, and steep inclines. Just beautiful!!!

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'd had the Beartooth Hwy on my bucket list for a motorcycle ride for quite some time. When I mentioned that to some friends, they strongly suggested I take the Chief Joseph Hwy, too, if I was going to be that close and had the time. I was able to ride the Chief Joseph out of Cody one day and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous drive!! With the fall colors it was breathtaking. We stopped a lot along the way just to take pictures and marvel at the beauty. The road was very well maintained as well. I would suggest that if you are anywhere near this, you should take a drive over it. We left Billings at 10 am and drove to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very pretty. Take your camera and stop at all of the turnouts to enjoy the view. Not scary like some of mountain highways. Just pretty.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stayed at Red Lodge expecting to take the Beartooth Highway, only to wake up and find the Beartooth closed that morning. Front Desk at our hotel suggested Chief Joseph.........So glad they did! Huge mountainous vistas, rolling landscapes, rocky crags, high peaks, low valleys, rivers and an amazing view of the 'Beartooth'. Utterly recommend this route as a stunning and varied... More 

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ellijay, ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ride in Wyoming! Lots of pullovers to take in the amazing views! Make sure to take a right at the end and continue your ride over the Beartooth Hwy. into Red Lodge, Montana. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride after leaving Cody WY and our visit to the Buffalo Bill Museum (what an amazing place!)

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This route into Yellowstone was recommended to us by someone we met along the way. They said that the views would be great. My husband said, "Why not." I looked at the map (online, even though I'm great at the archaic art of paper map-reading) and juggled the route through Yellowstone, given that we were staying in the park. The... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Unique views, worthwhile drive if you have the time. This is not a fast drive due to nature of the terrain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We traveled on the Chief Joseph towards Cody and back. It took a good portion of the day, as we stopped to take pictures when we wanted. The speed limit varies greatly and there was some road construction as well. The road is not dangerous, but does climb and descend some large mountains. The area towards Cody looks completely different,... More 

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