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My wife is afraid of hieghts. We are 18 miles west of Cody now. RT. 16 betweeen Buffalo, and Cody made her cry. How bad is the rest.
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Auto/Motorcycle, Preservation, Safety
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The road into the park rises considerably in elevation as you travel on the Chief Joseph Highway, which is quite beautiful but not great if you're afraid of heights. I rode through there two years ago on a cross country motorcycle trip and had two moose sightings, one of a mom and calf, right in the middle of the road! There was snow on the side of the road in June, which gives you an idea of the elevation change. Given where you are, you may have no choice but to anticipate the section with curves and have your wife close her eyes and try take a nap. If you can leave the park via West Yellowstone, she'll likely be much more at ease on that road. Hopefully the beauty of the park will replace any memories of some of the high places. When you're in the park, avoid the overlooks at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, as she won't be comfortable with the heights there. Good luck and have fun!
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Oops, I misread the question and realized that you'll be going through the Fishing Bridge and not on the Beartooth Highway. As a result, you're not going to experience quite the highs and lows that I mentioned you would see on the Chief Joseph Highway. (I went the long way from Cody specifically because I love the twisty mountain roads!) Still, there's no other practical way into the park coming from the east, so hopefully the terrain won't be too scary. One thing's for certain, Yellowstone is beautiful and filled with attractions that are nice and level. Enjoy!
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