Lazy El Guest Ranch
Travel Blogs from Roscoe
After getting back to Spokane Jon and I spent a little more time fine-tuning the van. We changed the carburettor and now it runs really well, we did some hunting around after the things I want loaded into the pickup for shipping back to Australia and generally sorted things out so I could leave Spokane and (finally) hit the road.
We went to the Timberline Cafe for breakie..I had a lovely omelette ...everything comes with has brown ..not the McDonald's variety ..nicer. Left for the Grizzly Bear and Wolf discovery centre. This was our only opportunity to see bear and wolf...bear are currently in the mountains feeding on berries....and wolves are far from people as they can . The bears were gorgeous ....five were out ...looking for a variety of food that was hidden. Then brother ...
... parking lot of cars! Once we got on the trail we were pretty much on our own and the views were amazing. Seeing the canyon walls explains how the park got its name--the rock has an obvious yellow tint. The Yellowstone river that runs through the canyon is a vibrant dark blue-green color. It's breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed on the trail for about a mile and then turned back. It's possible to continue on to Uncle Tom's trail that takes you to a set of stairs that leads ...
... to Cody, we turned north on 120 and then to 296 ( The Chief Joseph Highway) which was absolutely gorgeous riding and got into Cooke City ahead of the solos once again. Hoo-Hah! Since we were staying at the Cooke City Sinclair Station ( & Cabins) and had a real, though small, kitchen Chef Hank prepared us a wonderful feast of grilled hamburgers, salad, and corn on the cob. A really good home cooked meal that was made better by the Nutella and bread sticks ...
After dinner we spent a little time in the teepee on the property of the motel (nice fire inside). I sneaked up the street and got us a couple cups of vanilla ice cream (with hucklberry syrup) for a late desert. We then retired for the night.
Cooke City is definitely one of the top "Coolest Small Towns" we visited. It ranks up there with Litiz, PA (but is so different).
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Kids activities or Babysitting