We actually had just left Yellowstone and drove north and turned left to the Chief Joseph hwy ( also a beautiful drive). We needed to get to Cody as we did not have a reservation, and for some reason, the 1st week in September was extremely busy!!! there were numerous large bus tours filling hotels and motels. We went to the Buffalo Bill Museum ( amazing place) after we found lodging next to the Holiday inn in a cabin setting ( very nice) same owner as the Holiday inn and the comfort inn next door)
The next day, we did a lot.. We went back up to the Beartooth highway after trying to see wild horses outside of Cody to no avail ( road was washed out and Chevy Impalas are not 4 wheel drives. The Drive was awe inspiring. There was minimal snow patches but some melted snow lakes. There were no buses!!!! There was no construction and we really enjoyed the drive. The meadows were pretty above the timber line.