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Cody, Wyoming

Slingshot Scenic Drives

For a half-day rental, we highly recommend taking the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (about 1.5-hours one way, driving straight through, but you’ll want to take full advantage of pull-outs and points of interest!). This is such a beautiful, scenic drive and you don’t want to miss the unique opportunity that a Slingshot provides!

Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WY-296)

A 45.96-mile-long scenic highway in northern Park County. Highway 296 begins its western end at U.S. Route 212 (Beartooth Highway) fourteen miles southeast of Cooke City, Montana. WYO 296 travels southeasterly as it winds through the Shoshone National Forest and through the Absaroka Mountains and then passes through Dead Indian Pass. After almost 46 miles, WYO 296 reaches its eastern end at Wyoming Highway 120, 17 miles north of Cody.

Highway 296 crosses Sunlight Creek Bridge, the highest in Wyoming.

Another option for a half-day rental would be to take the North Fork Highway to the Yellowstone National Park East Entrance (about 1-hour one way, driving straight through, but you’ll want to take full advantage of pull-outs and points of interest!). This is such a beautiful, scenic drive and you don’t want to miss the unique opportunity that a Slingshot provides! The historic Pahaska Tepee Resort, Buffalo Bill’s original Lodge, is just 2.3 miles before the Park Entrance and we definitely recommend checking it out!

North Fork Scenic Highway

Truly breathtaking views of the Shoshone National Forest from Cody, past the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, through Wapiti Valley on towards Yellowstone!

For a full-day rental, we highly recommend taking the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway to the Beartooth Highway and on into Red Lodge, MT (about 3-hours driving straight through, but you’ll want to take full advantage of pull-outs and points of interest!). This is such a beautiful, scenic drive and you don’t want to miss the unique opportunity that a Slingshot provides! Stop in Red Lodge for lunch, maybe some shopping too, and take HWY-120 E back to Cody (about 1-hr)!

Beartooth Scenic Highway (U.S. Route 212)

The Beartooth Highway is an All-American Road on a section of U.S. Route 212 in Montana and Wyoming between Red Lodge and the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, passing over the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming at 10,947 feet above sea level. It has been called “the most beautiful drive in America”!