2015 Montana, Calgary Stampede, Icefield Parkway travel blog

Livingston, MT - Rock Canyon RV Park - site 5

Livingston, MT - Rock Canyon RV Park - site 5, another view

Livingston, MT - Rock Canyon RV Park - site 5, and another

Livingston, MT - Rock Canyon RV Park - site 5 - part...

Livingston, MT - Rock Canyon RV Park - site 5 - looking...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 0 - our route - 284 miles

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 1 - as you enter Montana on...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 2 - starting to see some trees...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 3 - there are also an occasional...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 4 - the land also appears to...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 5 - this appeared to be a...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 6 - will it ever end? Almost...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 7 - the Yellowstone River flowing alongside...

Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT 8 - the Crazy Mountains we will...

Yellowstone 1 - beautiful mountains shrouded in the clouds as we head...

Yellowstone 2 - we pass a very large Black Angus ranch -...

Yellowstone 3 - as we get closer to the park with the...

Yellowstone 4

Yellowstone 5 - as we enter the park this is the Gardiner...

Yellowstone 6 - a couple of bull elk we encountered

Yellowstone 7 - you can see it is still early and they...

Yellowstone 8 - Tower Falls

Yellowstone 9 - the road above Tower Falls is against this cliff

Yellowstone 10 - a herd of Buffalo around Roosevelt Junction

Yellowstone 11 - some of the elk cows around the Mammoth Springs...

 

Yellowstone 13 - beddy bye!

Yellowstone 14 - leaving the park. the weather is on its way

Yellowstone 15 - a bull rider in Gardiner

Yellowstone 16 - an unusual cloud bank rolls in as we near...


Our trip from Buffalo, WY to Livingston, MT covered 284 miles, almost all of it along Interstate 90, with about the first 70 miles being in Wyoming before crossing into Montana and the Crow Indian Reservation which covers a very large area in south central Montana, about 3600 square miles.

We are staying at Rock Canyon RV Park about 2.5 miles south of Livingston on the Yellowstone River. It is a very small but nice park with great management. We stayed here four years ago and, unlike most parks, it has gotten better instead of degrading over time. We are in a 50 amp full hookup pull-through with pretty good WiFi, good Verizon and a clear shot to the satellite.

Friday morning we headed the 52 miles south to get to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It is still early and there are many portions of the park that is closed but we were able to go as far south on the east side as the Tower Falls area. The west side was open all the way down to Old Faithful, but that would have been a very long drive from here and we saw it in 2011 so skipped it this time. We were mainly interested in finding wildlife and were able to see lots of bison, several elk and a couple of deer. There was one trail we had wanted to hike but the day was filled with showers so that was a no go.

Saturday and Sunday was just spent relaxing and enjoying the cool, but wet, weather. Tomorrow we travel to Columbia Falls, MT where we will be staying the next month. I will not wait a month until the next posting but will post now and then as we enjoy our time there.

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