Cyclists will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of multiple national parks on the new Parks, Peaks and Praries route from the Adventure Cycling Association.
Travel and Leisure ~ “A new 1,287-mile bike route now connects Montana to Minnesota, winding through mountains and prairies while taking riders from Yellowstone National Park — America’s first national park — to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
The route is broken up into three parts, each between 380 and 508 miles long. The first leg starts in West Yellowstone, Montana, and winds through Yellowstone National Park, home of the Old Faithful geyser. Its 398 miles take riders through the iconic wild west town of Cody, Wyoming, and into Gillette, Wyoming, a hub of American coal, oil, and methane gas production.
The second leg of the trail is the shortest, coming in at almost 380 miles. It takes riders to the Devils Tower National Monument (the oldest national monument in the U.S.), through the the Black Hills (home to Mount Rushmore National Park), and through the scenic Badlands National Park
The third leg of this epic journey is the longest, at 510 miles, but the terrain becomes flatter as mountains give way to prairies. This is the place for relaxing at lakeside campsites in between rides past farmland and the thousands of lakes that dot the landscape.” ~ Travel and Leisure
Click the link below to learn more about seeing America’s national parks by bicycle.
**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.