The East Yellowstone Valley runs through the Shoshone National Forest, in the Absaroka Range of the Rocky Mountains. The drive from Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park has been said to be the most scenic stretch of miles in the United States.
East Yellowstone is located between the city of Cody Wyoming and the East Entrance to Yellowstone on US 14.
Nearby Cody, Wyoming has a wide array of lodging to choose from, including economy hotels, traditional motels and luxurious lodges. Find a quaint bed and breakfast or a rustic cabin.
Besides all the choices of accommodations in and around Cody, you have historic lodges and guest ranches throughout the East Yellowstone valley and near Yellowstone.
Cody offers any cuisine you could be searching for, from excellent restaurants to fast food wonders. Find subs, sandwiches or pizza for a great lunch, or dine on Italian, Asian or Mexican dishes.
With the wilderness areas of Yellowstone so close, and the pristine forests of Shoshone National Forest surrounding, you’ll find a multitude of outdoor activities that can keep you experiencing adventures from dawn to dusk.
Of course, in Yellowstone you can meander through the park to discover geyser basins with eerie clouds of steam rising. The forests throughout the East Yellowstone area offer plenty in the way of hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even hunting in the right seasons.
Winter is a special time of year here, with skiing and snowmobiling being the most popular winter sports. Snowcoach tours are fun for the whole family and teach a lot about the geology and history of the area.
All around the East Yellowstone area, attractions lure tourists to explore the area year round. Cody has quite a pioneer history and you can get a taste of it at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Old Trail Town. Rodeos are a favorite here for kids of all ages, as well as the wild-west shootouts re-enacted each summer.
East Yellowstone Valley runs from Cody, Wyoming to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, along U.S. Highway 14. It is about 50 miles and takes about an hour to drive.