Dead Indian Summit Overlook

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Dead Indian Summit Overlook

Dead Indian Summit Overlook
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Palomino922
Virginia Beach, VA1,024 contributions
Aug 2021
Chief Joseph led his Nez Perce tribe away from the calvary from S Dakota to Canada. They passed through this valley and over the ridges. Amazing feat anytime but more so when you are in pursuit. At this location he had to leave behind one of his injured tribesmen at this summit. Calvary came upon him and killed him. Here you will see the amazing valley and summits around. There are metal-worked sculptures depicting the Nez Perce of which if you take the right angle looks like the warrior are riding on the summit. Beautiful
Written September 4, 2021
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WasatchRebel
Kearns, UT64 contributions
Oct 2021
I would take this drive simply for the views, and it's open even after they close the Beartooth Pass road, and you get some different views of some of the same area. And as if the views weren't enough this place is filled with historical significance regarding the Nez Perce flight from the U.S. Army back in the day. It's also a good route from Cody into the northeast entrance of Yellowstone. Definitely worth the time.
Written October 9, 2021
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aspoe093
Pierre, SD337 contributions
May 2021
This drive was great. The views from everywhere were wonderful. Got pretty close to deer and the bridge was crazy high. The family enjoyed the scenery and views. Also, thinking of the Nez Perce struggles while trying to avoid the US Army in this area is very remarkable
Written May 28, 2021
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paulabc2
Chicopee, MA771 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful rides I’ve been on. We were coming back from Yellowstone Park going back to Cody, just amazing and the switchbacks….yikes! By the time to get to the top it was cold and windy, wasn’t ready for that…lol. A definite must drive if in the area.
Written September 5, 2021
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Angela R
43 contributions
Aug 2020
This is a beautiful spot to stop and rest on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. The vault toilets were clean and much appreciated. There was a nice breeze as we gazed at the mountains and valley below. This is the pass through which Chief Joseph led his Nez Perce Indians as the U.S. Army pursued them.
Written August 31, 2020
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Michael T
Virginia Beach, VA158 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Ok, this place is great and terrible at the same time

The great. - Amazing views. Absolutely beautiful Vistas that seem to go on forever. A great history to this place also. Finally lovely, and fat as they can be, chipmunks who will come up and pull on your pants leg asking for crackers.

The Terrible - Sturgis. Apparently as part of the Sturgis experience the bikers like to ride this highway and stop at this point. Groups of 20 at a time , every ten minutes. As a friend put it "Its like trying to enjoy nature in one giants exhaust pipe" The noise pollution from so many bikes with their loud pipes and radios is unbearable. Also it leads to a lot crowding especially for the bathrooms.

In short if its the last half of July or the first half of august skip this, skip the whole highway. Any other time of the year make this a must stop.
Written November 20, 2015
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Katie M
30 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
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 enjoy the view. The view from the top was absolutely breathtaking! I am hard pressed to think of another view that I have seen that beautiful. Even with a slight wind, it was so peaceful. The statue is very original and very pretty. Definitely worth visiting!
Written October 22, 2018
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SaraRTP
Chapel Hill, NC42 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is totally worth the trip out to Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. While the overlook is spectacular, there are a dozen memorable overlooks that will thrill tourists and photographers. The Overlook provides tablets with the story of the rNez Perce Indians and their desperate flight through those mountains with the Army in close pursuit remaining . You will not soon forget this.
Written September 12, 2017
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Scott W
Scottsdale, United States11 contributions
Sep 2020
I've lived in the West most of my life, but had never been to northwest Wyoming. The scenery on the Chief Joseph highway is the most spectacular of our loop through Yellowstone and Cody.
Written September 21, 2020
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paintwithpat
Apache Junction, AZ5 contributions
Jun 2020
My ashes will one day blow in the wind here. It is filled with memories that go back well over 75 years.
Written June 27, 2020
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