Day 15 – Leaving Yellowstone for Bozeman, MT

Day 15 – North to Bozeman, MT

Date: 06/16/2016 Thursday
Starting Location: Canyon Lodge, Yellowstone Nat Park (Wyoming)
Ending Location: Bozeman, MT
Starting Odometer: 10143
Ending Odometer:
Mileage Today:  118 Miles
Mileage Total:  3423 miles
Today’s MPG:  41 mpg
Total Average MPG:  43 mpg

Leaving Yellowstone

Leaving Yellowstone I got an 8:15 start, and after filling the tank with gas, I headed to Artists Paint Pots, which is about 5 miles South of the Canyon Lodge.  On my way up the road to the overlook, I started to see some wildlife.

Below, you’ll find some pictures and a video of Elk, grazing along the side of the road.

Viewing overlooks on the way out of the park

As I was riding out of the park, there were a number of scenic overlooks, all of which seem to be more breathtaking than the one before.  So, I’ve put together a compilation of some of the most beautiful viewing points.


As I was at the very Northern end of Yellowstone, I came upon the last significant geological item in the park. The area called Mammoth Hot Springs has served as barracks for the military when they were in charge of Yellowstone in the 1870 – 1900 timespan.  Also in this part of the park is another geyser type geological features.

The water flows from the ground at a temperature of about 160 degrees, and slowly flows over the rocks, forming interesting formations, and simply looking interesting.

Enjoy the hot springs


Friday I’ll be heading to Bannack State Park, a Ghost town about 150 miles from Bozeman.  We’ll be riding in Leila’s truck, so I’ll be off the bike.

Addios, for now

About the Author

Cliff Musante

Cliff Musante is a technologist, business leader, motorcycle enthusiast, father, grandfather, and more. In June, 2013 his passion for motorcycles was revitalized, and he set out to ride across Patagonia. Since then, he's logged thousands of miles, ridden across the US, and on July 10, 2019, he began a 120 day trip through Europe, and then on to Russia, China, and parts East. This 'Blog is the story of all of his adventures.


  1. Since day 14, your mileage total has be declining, not increasing. You must be riding your bike in reverse.

    1. Yep, I know. I’ve been under the gun to get the posts out, and while staying at Leila’s house, it seems that I’ve picked up a problem with one of the plug-ins. At this time, I don’t know where the problem is, but I’ll find and resolve it within the next two days. In the meantime, I’ll get out the spreadsheet, and calculate all of the distances that I’ve been “fudging”.
      But, leave it to my new Brother in Law to find my mistake.

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