As mentioned in our previous post, we chose our campground in Garryowen, Montana so that we could easily ride our bicycles over to the Little Bighorn National Monument. Bet not too many tourists do that!
The ride over to the monument was an easy 9 miles on a frontage road. Along the way we got to see some incredible murals honoring the Indian heritage in this area.
As we turned off the frontage road to head into the monument, the road got hilly. The hills would stay with us for the rest of the visit, but the gorgeous views were totally worth every pedal stroke.
We first checked out the cemetery from different angles. Just seeing it provokes a great deal of solemn reflection.
Next we pedaled the length of the scenic road within the park, stopping at most overlooks and for multiple photo opportunities. Barry was more interested in the battlefield history than I, but I loved the stunning Montana scenery.
On the way out, we saw this nice lineup of colorful teepees.
And riding back to the RV park on the frontage road, we now realized we'd been riding alongside the monument most of the way there without even knowing it. Now we could look over at the hills and see the road we just pedaled up and down!
We ended up with 30 miles for the entire ride to and from the RV Park. It probably goes without saying, but we were the only bicyclists in the national monument. We're getting kind of used to that sort of thing, but we don't mind being different!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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