Bozeman is about a hundred miles east of the Great Divide Route; the route south of Butte makes a meandering path around Yellowstone and Jackson, while the north entrance to the park lay about 75 mi to the south. This may be the perfect chance to tour the park as many tourists have left for the summer– it seems like the right thing to do. Further, Lael’s got a flight out of Denver in two weeks to visit friends in Seattle, so some more direct road miles should put us closer to that goal. Finally, summer is waning and our time will be better spent enjoying the more spectacular and scenic; the season for casually hanging out in the mountains is closing. Snow is becoming a possibility at higher elevations.
Beyond Yellowstone: Jackson, the Tetons, and some broad expanses of Wyoming. We may be looking for a way to fast forward through southern Wyoming and into Colorado.
Colorado sounds nice.