We drove the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway past the Buffalo Bill Dam, Buffalo Bill State Park and Pahaska Yepee , established by Buffalo Bill for visitors to Yellowstone, through the park to Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park .
In case you hadn't noticed, Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody played a significant role in the history of the Cody, WY area.
We stopped at the Pahaska Tepee for breakfast, at the same time as a tour bus full of teenagers. We beat them to the bathroom and decided to leave the Tepee to them. We got breakfast in the park at Fishing Bridge.
Map from Yellowstone National Park's Maps & Orientation Page
There was construction just inside the east entrance to Yellowstone. From what we've read, heard and seen, there is ALWAYS construction just inside the east entrance to Yellowstone. The road climbs up to 8,530 feet and there seems to be an ongoing dispute between Mother Nature and the Park Service as to wheather there should be a road there at all.
We drove through the park without stopping after breakfast. Saw lots of buffalo and geothermal phenomenon and one elk. The park visitation seemed light to moderate - until we got to the west entrance . They were lined up three abreast and 3 blocks long to get in.
Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park is nice (TL rating of 26.5) but not as nice as they think it is -$42/night! Actually it's $45/night counting the cost of wireless internet access.
Phil and Doris arrived and we had a nice visit. Phil helped me with a plan after explaining that we don't have a enough time.