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Dead Indian Summit Overlook

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It was early in the morning so the sun had yet to reach this spot making it very cool, even though... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
Gorgeous, worth the drive!

My husband, two young daughters and I took this side trip when we visited Cody last weekend. The... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
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Chief Joseph Hwy, Cody, WY 82414
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was early in the morning so the sun had yet to reach this spot making it very cool, even though mid summer. The monument to the Nez Perze Indians who were led out of this area by this highway makes it a poignant spot....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

My husband, two young daughters and I took this side trip when we visited Cody last weekend. The drive was beautiful and peaceful, even with two kids fighting in the back seat. It was a nice drive, rising higher but not too steep, to really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie M
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway is an incredible, jaw dropping drive. The scenery is beyond beautiful and the signage along the way is very informative. The statue at Dead Indian Summit is incredible. The sun was shining and made the statue look like it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The view from this overlook is amazing! All the history makes this spot very interesting to say the least.The time spent to drive the Chief Joseph was well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SmBlock400
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is a not to be missed view!! Like seeing the Grand Canyon for the very first time. Breathtaking does not describe it well enough.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 787conniew396
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The Chief Joseph Highway is a beautiful, scenic byway that is well worth taking. It's slow and windy and full of lovely mountain scenery. The Dead Indian Summit Overlook affords an opportunity to view a vast landscape filled with mountains, valleys, and sky. The name...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank circa2015
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The area around Cody, Wyoming holds such history. It is always fun to take my visitors to our natural history locations and see their reactions. June, July, August, and September are the greatest months to guide friends on an adventure.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went on the Chief Joseph Hwy on our way to the NorthEast gate into Yellowstone. This was an overlook that was really great.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara K
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Great drive into Yellowstone on Chief Joseph Scenic Hwy. Easy parking & walking. Just off the highway. The views go on forever it seems like. Great Stop!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 220christinab
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Dead Indian Overlook is a must stop for locals, both when bringing visitors and when traveling solo. The overlook provides a sweeping view of the Sunlight valley and surrounding mountain peaks. Ground squirrels habituated to humans will scamper right up to you in the hopes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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October 4, 2018|
Response from circa2015 | Reviewed this property |
Gosh, I'm sorry. I don't know. I suppose you could check with the highway department. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.