The Area

Elephant Head Lodge is 12 miles from Yellowstone and 40 miles from Cody WY

Yellowstone National Park

The Elephant Head Lodge is located 11.7 miles outside the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the First National Park in the United States. Railroads arrived in 1883, allowing easier visitor access. The US Army managed the park from 1886 through 1918. Automobiles were allowed into the park in 1915, making visits easier and more economical. The National Park Service was created in 1916. First boundary adjustment of the park were made in 1929. Some of the favorite activities/locations in Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and Hayden Valley; as well as hiking, horseback riding, watching wildlife, photography, and fishing.

East Yellowstone Lodging
Come visit Yellowstone National Park and see all sorts of wildlife – including grizzly bears

Cody WY

We are 40 miles west of historic Cody, Wyoming, which was named after the famous Buffalo Bill Cody. Well known local attractions are Cody’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Old Trail Town, Buffalo Bill Dam & visitor center, the Cody Nitely Rodeo, Pow-Wow, and Cody Rodeo Stampede around July 4th, Cody Trolley Tours, and Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue. Other attractions are river rafting, wild horses, uniques western shopping, and multiple art gallery opportunities. Cody, Wyoming is one of the best small towns in America. Just 50 miles from Yellowstone’s East Gate and 85 miles from the NE Gate, Cody sits on the doorsteps of nearly unlimited recreational opportunities.

East Yellowstone Lodging
Cody WY is named after the famous Buffalo Bill Cody and is known as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”