We'll be driving from san francisco to Yellowstone NP where we'll only be staying for 2 days then drive out to utah. Could you suggest the best place that would also be achievable to get to inour short space of time. We will be driving
We are planning a ynp visit next September. My wife is concerned about it being too cold if we go to late. I am concerned the colors will not b out if we go to early. Also when can I book lodging for sept 2015?
I hope you can help me with my quest!
My elder parents are visiting me from Europe and we would love to go and see the wonders of Native American lands and landscapes.
We are looking for tour operators that offer fully escorted tours of
(Mt Rushmore would be great to see if possible)
and if possible, it would be awesome to see the Crow Fair Parade in August.
All the tours I saw are either drive by yourself or on chinese buses (I have experience with them and they rush you all the way and don't let you enjoy more than 1 hour in each place).
It would be amazing if we could lodge in a cabin in Yellowstone for a more relaxing take on the tour.
We would stay about 7 maximum 8 days, leaving from New York probably in August or September.
Do you know of any reputable company or tour that treats this route? Is it so unusual? I havn't been able to find anything including the above mentioned.
Thanks for any help you will give me!
we are first time visitors to the park and would like recommendations for the best location of hotel for a family of 5.
Hi, we are looking for recommendations for a ranch or B&B where we could have our wedding/honeymoon in a few months. We want a western/cowboy ambiance, lots of trees, water, horses, etc. VERY small wedding party, 6 or less, and we need economical rates. Southern Wyoming area would be great. Any Recommendations?
Considering a day trip to Yellowstone any suggestions or comments?
Also where is the cheapest place to rent demo skiis?
are the crowds at GTNP as bad as Yellowstone?
Hi me and my Husband are starting to plan a trip for the last 2 weeks of July and 1st week of August from the UK to include Yellowstone. We tried to do this last year and got some great advice but unfortunately my husband could not get the time off work that was needed, however this year we have managed to get 3 weeks. I have started to look at a very early plan:
Rapid City (or that area)
Yellowstone Park - Looking at 4 or 5 nights.
Fly home from Denver
We would love to try and fit in Arches National park etc.. but not sure if that is going to be possible?
This is only a loose first draft plan, would anyone recommend a different route or flying to a different area to start the trip, I was debating flying to Rapid City to start from there?
Thank you for your help in advance.
Hi, folks. I was looking for a "special" family vacation this year. I visited Yellowstone solo about 5 years ago and I managed to hit the major highlights in two days, but I really want to go back for a much more leisure visit...so right now it's our most likely choice.
The only issue - the summer is shaping up that the visit would have to be in early to mid-July. The commentary I've found so far on crowds is mixed. Some say can still leave the crowds behind quickly via hiking, which is great, but others seem to argue it's brutal...
Right now, I would plan on staying in West Yellowstone, and we'd be there 5 full days. I think we can be fairly relaxed and still see it all with that much time. I figure the big ticket sights (i.e. Old Faithful) can be done early in the morning, and then fill the day with other short hikes. I still have modestly young kids (6&8), so long back country stuff really isn't on the table for me.
Still, the question nags - am I setting myself up for a disaster of a trip with crowds? For example, my recollection of some of the parking lots (i.e. at the Artist Paint Pots) was that during peak times it must be impossible to find a spot. But maybe my memory is failing me :) ? Interested in what my fellow travelers think.
Where can we drive from Jackson in April? Or are there any nature tours in April? Thank you
Hello, how is it in April? Any chance of sightseeing?
We are inquiring about various places to bring our small school of 26 students, K-7 grades, on an end of the year trip. One of the places we are interested in is Jackson. Are there hotels that are reasonably prices with a pool, etc for the kids to enjoy in the evenings? Also, what would you suggest as places to take them that are educational during the a 2 day tour?
At the visitor center on the deck there is a sign and looking glasses that point up to the cliffs on the other side of the road. I neglected to look at either and wanted to know A) What does the sign say? and B) What are people looking at through the looking glasses?
We are planning a trip to Yellowstone as part of a trip to the USA from Australia in August 2014.
Prior to this we will be in San Francisco, and my research shows its probably best to fly via Salt Lake City to Cody. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Would also like recommendations on places to stay in Yellowstone?
After this we will be heading to New York City, so not sure if we'd depart the same way we came, or if its better from another airport?
Would love some on the ground info from people who have been or live nearby?
Hello all...great forum. As we are arriving at Yellowstone in mid-Sept. and not roughing it too badly (camping cabin at the West Yellowstone KOA), curious: the weather looks pretty chilly. Should we expect sub freezing nights?
We are unable to get lodging for our last minute Sept. trip to Yellowstone. We would like to stay then outside the park but make at least two trips into the park (driving, attractions tours). We are looking for recommended locations that are reasonable in distance. Thanks in advance.
We are traveling from florida in a 36 foot (gas) rv & pulling a 20 foot enclosed trailer,what is the fastest and least steep way out there?
My husband, two children and I will be staying at Old Faithful Inn on May 24, 25, 26, and 27 of next year (2014). This will be the first leg of a vacation that will end on June 3. We hope to see YNP as well as GTNP. Would anyone care to suggest an itinerary for us? Our kids will be 7 and 13.
How can you get from Laramie to the Denver Airport
Staying at Lake Jackson Lodge...what's the best meal.
I am planning a trip next August (2014) and would like to do both parks. I don't drive, so have to rely on tours. I'll be flying into Jackson. What is the best way to go about this?
There are lots of clips online and the travel pages here, of course, but I wondered if there was a good promotional feature-length video or similar that I could download, buy or send-for?
I am planning way-ahead but although I am really keen, my wife hasn't yet caught my bug - although she is willing to go with me.
I'd like to fire her enthusiasm a bit - her hesitant stance is only because (as she admits) of not really knowing much about the area.
I have looked-around but although there are plenty of books, I thought that a video would be the thing to really display it all to her.
Planning a trip for next Summer. I will be flying into Jackson Hole. As I don't drive, can someone provide suggestions on doing the double loop in Yellowstone? Most tour operators only do the lower loop in Jackson. I think doing just the lower loop plus GT does not do the parks justice.
Note, I will be likely booking with an outfit that specializes in wildlife.
Hi- we are staying in Teton Village for 8 days in a condo. Within those 8 days we are trying to do an overnight trip to Yellowstone so we'll have closer to 36 hrs there. Has anyone driven from Teton Village to Yellowstone (Old faithful, for example). How long did it take? Although we are going in August, it is hte very end of August, so many (most) kids will be back in school then. Also, I know August is supposed to be quite hot. But if we are in Teton Village will it be as hot as the "plains"? I am desparately hoping it won't be in the 80s the whole time we are there. I know nights will be cooler. Thanks!
Hi there on a driving holiday from Spokane to Yellowstone to Badlands then on to Arches , so far we have booked a motel in West Yellowstone mid July, want to see the geysers (Old Faithful etc) maybe buffalo as well as the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, in order to do all this we have the day. If heading to Rapid City what town would be the closest upon exiting the Park so that we could stay a night in that particular town and venture back into the Park to see more sights before finally heading on to Rapid City, as all hotels in the Park are booked for the additional night needed to have a look around. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
hey people! could you tell me about biking options in laramie?
We are looking to see the west; Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Black Hills, etc. traveling by train from Chicago to AZ?. Looking for all comments. Should we rent a car in Arizona, drive north and say return from Colorado or vice versa? As we have traveled a bit though, don't know the western US at all, any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. I have heard of a monument being built by the Indians, is it finished, where is it? Any other sights one should see?
Thanks in advance,
Years ago we used an audio driving tour on a cassette tape when we visited Yellowstone National Park. You kept your speed to about 30 mph and it described what you were seeing and included stops for getting out of the car and walking to Yellowstone attractions. Does anyone know if there is something similar on a CD and you could use in your car?
I was thinking to go to Yellowstone in my vacations, but I don´t know what visit first, any recomendation?
I also want to go America because a friend of mine tell me that I can buy Blankets, Throws with a nice design and compleately ecological, but I don´t remember the name of the firm it begin with "E".... I think
this is my first trip to yellowstone, have about 7-8 days available, does anyone know of a good info source for a personal guide that could help plan out the things our family would most like to do out there