LITTLE JOE CAMPGROUND TO BANNACK STATE PARK – 36.4

Since we rode 50 miles yesterday we had a short 26 miles to Bannack State Park. We had a leisurely breakfast and did not leave the Grasshopper Inn until 11:00 am. The last 16 miles on the scenic byway had large tracks of farmland. The farmers were cutting and rolling hay which smelled wonderful! The last part of the ride was on the interstate where we crossed paths with riders traveling west bound on the TransAmerica route.
Bannack State Park is a “ghost town” and has a large number of preserved buildings from the former mining town. Visitors may wander into many of the buildings and observe the size, construction, and layout. The last inhabitants of the city moved out in the 70s and the State procured the land as a park.

Last 16 miles of the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway.
Crossed paths with Trans American riders riding east to west from Virginia to Oregon
Bannack Ghost town
Camping at Bannack

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