US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Jackson Town Square

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Jackson Town Square

Although it is called Town Square by the locals, it is officially the George Washington Memorial Park. The park in the middle of Jackson, Wyoming, got that designation on the 200th anniversary of America’s first president’s birth in 1932. However Jackson Town Square...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Sluice Boxes State Park

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Sluice Boxes State Park

Belt Creek races down through a limestone canyon as it flows out of the Little Belt Mountains on its way to the Missouri River. The narrow canyon reminded early-day miners of the sluice boxes used by prospectors to separate gold from gravel. Seven and a half miles of...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: West Fork of Oak Creek

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: West Fork of Oak Creek

Towering above you as you hike up the West Fork of Oak Creek are red and white limestone and sandstone canyon walls. At your feet is the gentle burble of the creek surrounded by wildflowers. The descending notes of the Canyon Wren’s song echos against the rocks. It is...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Fremont Indian State Park

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Fremont Indian State Park

The people we call the Fremont Indians flourished across north and central Utah and adjacent parts of Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. Inhabiting that area from about 400 to 1300 AD, they were contemporary with the Ancestral Puebloan people of southern Utah and northern...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Artists Paintpots

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Artists Paintpots

I think it is the name that keeps drawing us back to this small geyser basin. Artists Paintpots implies colorful displays and that is certainly true. Each time we have visited Yellowstone National Park, we have managed to walk the short trail that circles the basin....
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Two Medicine Lake

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Two Medicine Lake

Our two times camping at Two Medicine Lake could not have been more different. Out first visit to Glacier National Park was in late August and we choose Two Medicine because it was the closest campground to where we entered the park from US Route 89. We stayed there...