July 31 – August 4
Join us for the entire trip, a couple of days, or meet us for lunch. Your choice.
Each participant is responsible to make their own motel reservations – suggestions are listed below. If you want to buddy up, let me know, and I will connect participants so room costs can be shared. If we get enough signed up I will check into group rates at the properties I have personally booked.
Please register at the bottom of this page if you plan on joining us. The registration has options to the number of days you will join us. No charge to register, it just gives me an idea of how to plan for the trip.
Day 1 – Monday, July 31
Leave Monument, CO 7:45 AM
Highway 40 through Winter Park to Vernal, UT
North through Flaming Gorge to Kemmerer, WY (Birthplace and home store for
525 Miles 9 Hours Saddle time If this is too much for you, maybe leave the day before
and meet us along the route on Monday.
I have a reservation at the Fossil Country Inn and Suites (Best Western) – willing to
share with someone (2 queens). There is also a Super 8 in town, plus local owned
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 1
Leave Kemmerer – to Jackson, WY – Grand Teton National Park
Southwestern Yellowstone – to West Yellowstone
Overnight in Bozeman, MT
375 Miles 8 Hours Saddle Time
I have a reservation at the Quality Inn, 2 queen beds – Willing to share. There are
many other brands in Bozeman – check Kayak, etc.
Day 3 – Wednesday, August 2
Leave Bozeman – to Livingston, MT
South through Yellowstone – Tower Junction – Yellowstone Lake – Moran
Overnight in Lander, WY.
340 Miles 8 hours Saddle Time
Option of staying at the Lander EFC – They will provide
cots, air mattresses, etc. Or motel in Lander
Day 4 – Thursday, August 3
Leave Lander – Rock Springs – eastern Flaming Gorge – Vernal, UT, – Hayden CO
365 Miles – 6.5 hours saddle time
I am staying at the Clarion Inn – because the only 2 bed configuration they have are
double beds, too small for me, I booked a King for myself. There is also Quality Inn,
etc. in Hayden. I have stayed at the Travelers Inn – it is cheaper and “okay” for just
Day 5 – Friday, August 4
Home stretch – via Highway 24
272 Miles – 5.5 hours saddle time
Total = about 1600 miles.