Cody, Wyoming is worth a visit, especially if you want a taste of the Old West near Yellowstone National Park. Cody boasts the "Smithsonian of the West" at the Buffalo Bill Museum. You can also enjoy whitewater rafting, nightly rodeos, nearly a dozen dude ranches, a ski area with a 3,500-foot zipline in the summer, tour companies, breweries, and other small museums like Old Trail Town with its outlaw relics.
Cody is one of the last surviving cowboy towns in the United States, offering you an authentic Western experience filled with rodeos, dude ranches, pow-wows, mountain adventures, and glimpses into the past through museums and other small attractions. It's also a gateway town to Yellowstone National Park.
Cody, Wyoming is 91 miles from Old Faithful, which is at least a two-hour drive. Traffic and "wildlife jams," along with any stops you want to make, may add time to the route.
Cody, Wyoming is about an hour (52 miles) from the East Entrance to Yellowstone via the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway (US 14-16-20). Please note that this route closes in winter to car traffic, though snowcoaches and authorized snowmobiles can still access the park.
Yes. Cody, Wyoming has a full-service regional airport. However, connecting flights can only be caught from Denver or Salt Lake City and may be seasonal.
In order to fly to Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming, you'll need to fly into either Denver, Colorado or Salt Lake City, Utah and take a connecting flight. Seasonal variations may occur.
You can either drive to Cody, Wyoming or take a connecting flight from Salt Lake City, Utah or Denver Colorado.
Bozeman, Montana is about 3.25 hours (204 miles) from Cody, Wyoming via I-90 W.
The most direct drive from Cody, Wyoming to Jackson via US 14-16-20 is 177 miles long. The drive cuts through Yellowstone National Park, meaning the roughly four-hour drive may take longer depending on traffic. Please note this route closes in the winter, leaving a five-hour route as the best option.
Cody, Wyoming is about 2 hours, or 105 miles, from Billings, Montana via the scenic WY 120 West.
United Express (out of Denver, Colorado) and Delta Airlines (out of Salt Lake City, Utah) both connect to Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming.
Cody, Wyoming is a semi-arid climate in the rain shadow of the mountains leading into Yellowstone. It averages less than 50 inches of snow in the winter, compared to between 150 and 300 inches in the nearby park.
The winters in Cody are fairly mild. Cody recieves less than 50 inches of snow on a typical year despite nearby Sylvan Pass getting slammed with 350 inches of snow annually. Temperatures in Cody average above freezing, 39 degrees Fahrenheit, with lows in the double digits.