Jackson Hole Motorcycle Tour

Self-Drive Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Map
  • 810.0 mi = 1296.0 km
  • Summer, Spring
  • 30.0 - 90.0°F = -1.1 - 32.2°C

Get ready for eight days of excellent motorcycle riding and adventure on EagleRider’s Jackson Hole Self-Drive Motorcycle Tour. For over a week you will tour on some of Americas most scenic roads and through several beautiful National Parks in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. You will get to experience everything from a ride along the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, a few days touring through the Yellowstone National Park and the Beaverhead National Forest. Before your self-drive tour ends back in Jackson Hole you will have visited the popular cities of Cody, Gardiner, Bozeman, Dillon, and Idaho Falls. The Jackson Hole Motorcycle Tour is one of EagleRider’s self-drive tour you don’t want to miss!

Tour Itinerary

Arrive in Jackson and transfer to your hotel. Hey, you are in the nicest town in the West. Jackson, located at the southern entrance to Grand Teton National Park, was laid out in 1897 and cattle ranching took hold. A hundred years later, the mix of hardworking locals and affluent outsiders still typifies the town, though tourism and skiing have long supplanted ranching. Less than three percent of Teton County is privately owned; the rest is contained within Grand Teton National Park, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge. Everything in Jackson centers around the town square marked by the famed Antler Arches. Overnight.
This morning you pick up your motorcycle at EagleRider's Jackson location and you are in for an unforgettable ride through the most magnificent scenery and wildlife in America. Jackson is on a scenic portion of US 89 and a great ride awaits you on the outskirts of town. You pick up US 89 and head for the Grand Tetons. The road here seems to be custom-designed with bikes in mind, in addition to seeing these most incredible peaks, you get to ride alpine runs, then pine-bordered roads and quick drops, where the valley floor opens and the road dives right into it. As you follow US 89 you get into Yellowstone National Park, which was established in 1872 as the world's first national park. Elevations in Yellowstone range from 5,314 ft. at the northern entrance in Gardiner to 11,358 ft. at Eagle Peak in the southeast. The most outstanding of Yellowstone's natural phenomena are the thousands of displays that compose the world's largest thermal basins. At the northern tip of Yellowstone Lake you enter US 14 and are on your way to Cody. You ride the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, which was designated the most scenic 52 miles in America by President Theodore Roosevelt. Near Cody you find some of the state's most scenic areas, including Shoshone National Forest, Sunlight Basin, the Absaroka, and Beartooth Mountains and the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. You overnight in Cody.
Perhaps you would like to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center before you leave Cody this morning. Your road out of Cody is SR 120 until you hit SR 296. Back in Yellowstone National Park, which is less like a park than a country in itself; you might want to pick up "Yellowstone Today", a free newspaper available at visitors centers and at the entrance, which carries seasonal news and current information about park facilities and programs. You have all day to enjoy the beauty and peace of Yellowstone, the park has more wildlife than a hundred zoos and certainly fulfills every image you have formed about it. The road from Tower Junction to Canyon Junction over Dunraven Pass in the northeast corner is the first to close and last to open when snow hits. If it's open, it's a terrific route to take, soaking in the views as you climb rapidly 6,200 feet. You are on your way to Gardiner and cross into the mighty state of Montana - a state that needs no improvement! Overnight.
Gardiner is the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park and is the only approach open all year. You have to check out "The Devil's Slide", an unusual rock formation 5 miles northwest on US 89, it's visible from the highway. Today, take your time to explore the northern part of Yellowstone. Follow the road to Mammoth Hot Springs, characterized by terrace-like formations created by limestone deposits. Well-marked trails allow the safe viewing of the formations at close range. Take US 89 and head north towards Livingston, an authentic Western town. There are some great loop roads outside of town, but it'll be hard to pull yourself away from the anachronism that is Livingston; the town is locked in the 1940's, yet a very sophisticated place. From here it's on to Bozeman, named after John Bozeman, who brought the first wagon train of pioneers to settle the Gallatin Valley. The trail he blazed became not only a highway for settlers and miners, but also a flash point between the American Indians and the settlers. Overnight.
From Bozeman you pick up SR 84, which will merge with SR 287. You ride through Beaverhead National Forest, which is part of the huge complex of national forests occupying most of western Montana. Glaciated peaks rise from broad valleys in the area to form some of Montana's most majestic ranges; the Anaconda, Bitterroot, Beaverhead, Flint Creek, Gravelly, Highland, Madison, Tobacco Root and Sapphire. Mountains in these ranges are among the loftiest in the state; more than 40 surpass 10,000 feet. At Twin Bridges you enter SR 41, your road into Dillon. Named for the president of the Union Pacific Railroad, Dillon is a focal point for five rich stock-raising valleys, including Big Hole, Grasshopper and Beaverhead. Overnight.
Today its off into the state of Idaho. From Dillon you take I-15 and ride through the southern part of Beaverhead National Forest. As you enter Idaho the road will elevate to 8,500 feet and you are in for a scenic ride along the Camas National Wildlife Refuge on your way to Idaho Falls. Although it lies miles from the silver and gold lodes, discovered in the region during the mid-1800s, Idaho Falls owes its formation to these riches. The settlement, originally called Taylor's Crossing, was established about 1860 along one of the few fording points on the upper Snake River. Overnight.
From Idaho Falls you pick up US 26 east and head back towards Wyoming. Your ride will take you through Caribou National Forest - noted for its rugged scenery marked by towering mountain ranges and beautiful valleys. You might want to cruise along Snake River, which provides many scenic vistas. At Swan Valley you enter SR 31, ride past Pine Creek Pass, and a few miles after Victor you are back in Wyoming. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Grand Teton National Park and return to Jackson. In Jackson it will be time to return your motorcycle and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight.
Today your trip will come to an end with your departure flight back home.
2 User Reviews ADD REVIEW
Kate July 24, 2014 11:16 am

Great Holiday!

Thank you for putting together an amazing tour. We had a blast!

Alex July 23, 2014 01:24 pm

having the ride of my life

I'd like to thank you very much for helping me having the ride of my life.
Please send my best regards to the entire Eagle Riders team, you guys rock! Special kudos to the guys in Jackson who were awesome.
I can't wait to see what next adventure Eagle Riders will share with me!