There are the individual in park days as of 8/19/2014.  If you click on the MAP hyperlink you will be taken to the Ride with GPS page for that day. it will say created by Bruce but they are really Tom's that I copied to my folder for renaming to something that would self sort. Click on the image for better view of the profiles and stats. As expected, the Delorme Topo stats show considerably more climbing than the Ride With GPS.  

1) Jackson to Colter Bay Grand Tetons, 44 miles, 1,871-ft climb total, MAP 

2) Colter Bay to Yellowstone Lake Resort area, 56 miles, 4,412-ft climb total, MAP

3) Yellowstone Lake Resort area to Mammoth, 54 miles, 4,684-ft climb total, MAP 

4) Mammoth to Old Faithful, 52 miles, 3,908-ft climb total, MAP

5) Old Faithful to West Yellowstone, 30 miles, 797-ft climb total, MAP

6) West Yellowstone Loop, 61 miles, 3,253-ft climb total, MAP

7) West Yellowstone to Ashton,   63.8 miles, 1,857-ft climb, MAP

8) Ashton to Driggs, 41 miles. 2,568-ft climb, MAP

9) Driggs to Jackson, 50 Miles, 3,723-ft climb MAP

For Comparison, this is Collier Loop, a route we routinely do on mid summer Tuesday or Thursday Afternoon ride. 


  1. Here is info from Adventure Cycling. This is hard copy only to my understanding. I will order this. FYI they also have from Jasper down to Glacier.

    Price: $14.75
    Section 5 of the TransAm route takes you through Yellowstone National Park, the jewel of America's National Park System, and Grand Teton National Park. Look for elk, bison, bears, and wolves as you cycle along the river between West Yellowstone and Madison Junction, and take time to explore the many and varied geyser basins on your way to Old Faithful. On your way out of the park you will cross the Continental Divide twice, and once outside the park, a third time at the spectacular 9,658-foot elevation Togowotee Pass, just east of Grand Teton National Park. A spur is shown to Jackson, Wyoming. From Togwotee summit, the eastern slope of the Rockies falls away before you as you cycle along the Wind River through Dubois and on to Lander. After Lander the route crosses the dry and windy Great Divide Basin and ends in Rawlins.

    Current Printed Version: 2012

    1. If what I can see per Google streets is accurate, we will not miss much by vanning from Jeffrey City to Rawlings.

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    3. The roue doesn't end at Rawlins, of course, just that section of maps. We'd remain on the Transam as far as Granby, where it turns west to Kremmling, in order to avoid the Berthoud Pass. I cycled in the area in 1999 and feel sure I saw someone's ACA map that showed a route over the pass, maybe as an alternative and/or a spur into Denver.

  2. David, if you do go ahead and order Section 5 of ACA's Transamerica Trail guide, could you investigate the accommodation options between Lander and Rawlins, please? Especially, anything to do with Jeffrey City.

    1. Bob, As I think you and others have determined already, there are no motel accommodations in Jeffrey City. I searched the Adventure Cycling map and it only lists tent camping and a bar with food. I also searched several on-line hotel sites. None listed anything for Jeffrey City. It seems that we have motels in Lander and Rawlins only. This may be a time to use the SAG vehicle to span the gap after our ride that day. We can even SAG back the next day to pick up where we left off, if desired.

    2. I agree with David that if we have Sag it would be better to sag past Jeffrey City rather than pack camping gear for the entire Yellowstone/Trans Am for just one night's camping.

    3. Fine by me, although I'd rather add a day after Granby, either to Kremmling or the top of the Berthoud Pass, than backtrack.

    4. I'd suggest:
      Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Moran 39.6 miles
      Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Dubois 47.4
      Thursday, 18 September 2014 Lander 73.6
      Friday, 19 September 2014 Jeffrey City 59.0
      then shuttle to: Rawlins
      Saturday, 20 September 2014 Rest Day
      Sunday, 21 September 2014 Saratoga 40.9
      Monday, 22 September 2014 Walden 67.0
      Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Granby 56.6
      Wednesday, 24 September 2014 Berthoud 36.0

  3. I remember touring Yellowstone when I was 18. (In a vehicle) One thing that stands out in my memory were never ending narrow winding up hill roads. Is anyone else nervous about all the climbing? And the descents? Did I mention narrow winding roads, with death defying drop offs? Everyone knows I'm not the best climber, and it's now evident that I'm not the best descender either. :-/ #Nervous

  4. Janice,
    I shared your concerns, particularly regarding roads and traffic. See the profiles of our daily rides as done in Delorme Topo 7. Delorme has in the past given me a much better idea of how the ride will feel than any of the Google based mapping software like Ride With GPS or Map my ride. As you can see, it is if anything less challenging than the PUCs we have around here. As for traffic, we will avoid peak season and hopefully the vehicles will be in no particular hurry.

  5. Janice,
    I have good news and bad news for you. First, the good news. Bruce’s Delhorme topos tell what I was seeing with the RideWithGPS maps. The elevation changes are easier than what the FOGBEES typically ride. In my Google Earth views and newspaper pictures, I do not see cliffs and other hazards (that worried you) on these roads, except an occasional bear, moose, deer, etc. Then, Looy’s Law applies. Those critters are fast, but we don't have to outrun THEM, just you. Again, the roads look better than stuff we normally ride.
    Click on Bruce’s topos and they blowup to full screen. For even turtle fogbees the elevation changes are a non-issue.

    Second, the bad news. I added you to the automatic notices. When someone posts or comments on the Yellowstone blog, you'll receive an email.

  6. Adventure Cycling Trans Am Maps section 5 and 6 came today. On first glance there are no significant revelations. They do list the Mink King Bird Pottery in Jeffrey City as a Cyclists only campground and give a contact number. He was featured in an article bob shared with us.

  7. I note that much of the ride is at or above 6000 feet. That's pretty high for us flat landers. Any issues or guidance for conditioning or altitude sickness?

  8. Bruce, your topos looks significantly different that that generated by RWGPS, specifically look at Day #1. I would expect finer micro-detail on your topo, but that is not what I am seeing. Your macro-detail doesn't match the RWGPS. Does this seem logical?
    Also, I think we may want to remove the superfluous comments on these pages (old comments that are no longer relevant). Thoughts?


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