Day 15: Red Rock Lakes to Big Springs (34.6 miles, 1,108ft)
After a number of days without a rest day, we planned a short day into Big Springs—near the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park—to be followed by a rest day.
We quickly reached the Continental Divide and, after many days, finally crossed out of Montana into Idaho. We were sorry to see Montana go, but Idaho promised a couple of nice days of riding before Wyoming.
The rest of the ride was more or less a gradual descent to Big Springs, with a wonderful mix pavement, dirt road, and single track trail. We were in by noon, excited to have the next 1.5 days off.
David, Anna, Silas and Eleanor took the afternoon to drive into Yellowstone and explore the park. Little did they know that the driving the northern loop would be an eight-hour endeavor.