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    • Travel to Yellowstone

      by jhalendra Online Now Yesterday

      Hi, I would like to travel from Calgary, Canada. I have only 3 days. Is it possible to see important places in Yellowstone? I have only one full second day to travel..

      Jhalendra Shrestha, Calgary AB

    • RV trip summer 2015

      by Roadtrip2015 Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Planning a trip to Yellowstone national park next year in an RV from NYC....I have 3 weeks...need to know the best sites to visit between NYC and YSNP.....Also planning on KOA sites in between

    • Travel to Yellowstone

      by jhalendra Online Now Yesterday

      Hi, I would like to travel from Calgary, Canada. I have only 3 days. Is it possible to see important places in Yellowstone? I have only one full second day to travel..

      Jhalendra Shrestha, Calgary AB

      3 Answers Yesterday
    • RV trip summer 2015

      by Roadtrip2015 Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Planning a trip to Yellowstone national park next year in an RV from NYC....I have 3 weeks...need to know the best sites to visit between NYC and YSNP.....Also planning on KOA sites in between

      5 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 5:35 AM
    • How frightening are the roads?

      by patticonrad Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      How frightening are the roads for those of us afraid of heights and bridges???

      5 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 6:47 AM
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      What is the exact location of Yellowston national park?

      by niklee Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 5:52 AM

      I am looking farword some information about the exact location of Yellowston national park

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 2:45 PM
    • Need help with the Itineraty

      by aatiman Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      Hi all

      I am going to Yellowstone national park for the first time. I am flying into Billings, MT. We are family of 4 (2 Adults, a 7 year old and a 11 month old baby). We are going for 5 days excluding the flying time. Can someone help me build my itinerary and suggest places to stay, eat/


      13 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM
    • Where to Eat

      by Milvia Online Now Jun 2, 2014 at 6:53 AM

      Hi, My family (7 people) and I will be in Yellowstone near western entrance next week and I am wondering if anyone can recommend a picturesque place to have lunch?

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2014 at 8:12 AM
    • Help needed in itinerary for YNP and GTNP

      by abhisheks77 Online Now May 27, 2014 at 12:10 PM


      I will be flying into Salt Lake City and will visit Yellowstone, Grand Teton and a side trip to Beartooth Hwy. I need some suggestions from experienced travellers here which can help me to put things in correct and more efficient way. I have not booked my campgrounds yet, so I am completely flexible to change itinerary if places and loops can be placed in better way. Campgrounds are still available. This is for August. This is comprises of Yellowstone and Grand Teton forums. Here it, what I think.

      Day-1 Reach SLC in evening, pick car and leave SLC at 7 PM. After 230 miles, stay at campsite at Wolf Den, Thayne. This will be via 15-30-34. Only reason to stay here is, it is close to Jackson and have shower facility. 23 $ for 3 people. I am open to get suggestion to change, if something better option then this.

      Day-2 Leave Thyne towards Jackson in morning. Camping overnight at Teton Range Resort (Highway 26/287 Moran, WY 83013). I wanted to stay near Yellowstone entrance, but all campgrounds are first come-first serve and I am not willing to take any chance. Any more suggestions on this ?
      OR ELSE, after spending whole day in Grand Teton, I can enter South Entrance of Yellowstone and camp at Grant Village).

      Day-3 Leave camp site in morning and head to Yellowstone from South Entrance, West Thumb, Old Faithful, Lower Geyser, Canyon Campground. If still time left, visit Hayden Valley. Setup tent at Canyon Campground.

      Day-4 Camp will remain at Canyon Campground, leave in morning for Cooke City, Beartooth Hwy Pass, Red Lodge (lunch at Red Lodge), 120, 296, 212 and back to Canyon Campground. If this is too ambitious, I can cut down Red Lodge. also, I will not got all the way to Cody, will turn to 296, 212 and come back.

      Day-5 Camp will remain at Canyon Campground leave in morning for Tower Fall, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, back to base at Canyon Campground.

      Day-6 Packup and leave for Salt Lake city. Flight in evening.

      Any suggestions or recommendations to make it more perfect will be appreciated.

      14 Answers Jun 13, 2014 at 8:39 AM
    • park gates

      by robintipler Online Now May 20, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      what gate would I enter from us-89 s

      1 Answer May 21, 2014 at 4:39 AM
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      Going in early October to Yellowstone, Tetons and Arches

      by chattygirl7491 Online Now May 1, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Going to west this October. Flying into Salt Lake .. heading to G. Tetons, then Yellowstone and then Arches. We went to Yellowstone and Tetons in the summer. Wanted to see fall colors and wildlife. We learn that a lot is going to be closed and the weather might be worse than we expected. Leaving earlier is not an option this trip ... any suggestions on where to go to see wildlife and where to eat. We have already booked hotels.

      5 Answers May 1, 2014 at 11:42 AM
    • driving from san francisco to Yellowstone

      by Havachatz Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      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

      5 Answers Apr 27, 2014 at 12:06 PM
    • September weather, when to book for sept 2015

      by Ibarium Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      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?

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM
    • Vacation idea: Yellowstone/Badlands/Black Hill/Crow Fair

      by manasurveys Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Dear all,
      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
      black hills
      (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!

      6 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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      Road Trip Including Yellowstone

      by Oneill2905 Online Now Jan 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

      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.
      Estes Park
      Colarado Springs
      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.

      21 Answers Jan 3, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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      Sorry, another crowds question

      by PinkFloydActuary Online Now Dec 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      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 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.


      6 Answers Feb 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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      Ideas for Yellowstone

      by MissMaryMac Online Now Oct 7, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      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?

      6 Answers Oct 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM
    • September weather

      by Yoopernet Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      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?

      6 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    • Lodging while visiting Yellowston

      by Yoopernet Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      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.

      8 Answers Aug 9, 2013 at 6:05 AM
    • florida to yellowstone in rv

      by surfone Online Now Jul 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      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?

      4 Answers Jul 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM
    • Suggest an itinerary

      by momtozoe43 Online Now Jul 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      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.

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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      Good promotional videos?

      by tango_jd Online Now Jul 2, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      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.

      3 Answers Jul 3, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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      Yellowstone and Grand Teton Itinerary

      by roamer61 Online Now Jun 30, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      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.

      6 Answers Jul 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM
    • Where to stay upon exiting the park heading to Rapid City

      by fenchie3663 Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      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.



      4 Answers Jun 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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      Best way to see Yellowstone, Grand Caynon, Black Hills, traveling by train from Chicago to AZ?.

      by charlesracine Online Now Jun 10, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      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,

      6 Answers Jun 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM
    • Audio Driving Tour

      by PCruzer Online Now May 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      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?

      1 Answer May 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM
    • Where...?

      by Paundre Online Now May 10, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      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

      1 Answer Jun 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM
    • where to start

      by bassmaster Online Now May 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      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

      4 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM
    • Road closures

      by Brimmers Online Now Apr 28, 2013 at 11:50 PM


      Please could you let me know how my parents will travel from Grand Teton to Yellowstone on the 3rd May?

      I have booked them a trip but understand the roads are not due to open in the South entrance until the 10th May.

      Is this correct? If so, what's the alternative?


      Stephanie Brimacombe

      7 Answers Apr 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM
    • Any one has a good plan from Houston, TX, to Yellowstone NP?

      by Rosemaryfromhouston Online Now Apr 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      I am planning a Road trip from Houston, TX to YNP, not sure if there is a good rount for a 2 families with 2 kids to go?
      Things good for both kids and seniors?

      6 Answers Apr 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM
    • West Thumb to Lake Hotel by 5:00PM?

      by tcnordquist Online Now Apr 14, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      Can we keep a Saturday night, 5:00PM reservation for dinner at Lake Hotel if we start at Grant Village in the AM and travel the loop clockwise to Lake Village by late afternoon. Main objective will be thermal features. We won't need to stop at the Canyon. Is it reasonable?

      6 Answers Apr 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM
    • Yellowstone from NJ - Best Time and Travel Route

      by manishbit76 Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

      Hi, I would like to make a 1 week trip to Yellowstone NP and nearby surroundings. I would be with my wife and 6 month old son and planning to do this in May/Jun/Jul/Aug

      Considering that I will be traveling from NJ, can someone suggest how best can I spend my time and cover most places. I also like driving and love photography and would like to cover some scenic byways.

      Some other specific questions: 1. I may be asking too much, but does someone happen to have a day wise itinerary suggestion of how to spend each of these 7-8 days in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

      2. From the following months - May/Jun/Jul/Aug , what time of the year am I more likely to get cheaper rates and/or lesser crowd?

      3. I am even thinking of combining this as a Road trip i.e. fly from New Jersey to Denver, then drive to Yellowstone, through some scenic routes, and then spend time in Yellowstone/Grand Teton, before taking a return flight from some airport near to these NP. Feasible/Farfetched, any thoughts ?

      Thanks, Manish

      32 Answers Jun 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM