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?
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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
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?
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?
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?
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 ?
Hi All! I am interested in taking my wife and (then) 6 months old son to the Yellowstone National Park sometime this summer (probably in June end). Please help me chalk out a plan for it. I believe flying from Buffalo to Jackson Hole would be the air travel and then we will have to hire a car. Would June end be a good time to see the flora and fauna and how would the weather be at that time? If we are planning to reach the park from Jackson Hole, what would be a good (clean and reasonably cheap) place to stay? Is accommodation available near the park or do we need to stay a few miles away and make day trips. Btw...I am planning for a 4-5 day trip. Would this be enough to see the park? Or too long or too short? Thanks in advance for your advices. Happy travelling! TT!
We are hoping to visit yellow stone nat'l park this July. We will be traveling with a travel trailer and would like to know the names of a few campgrounds that we can stay at while we explore yellow stone. Thanks Andrew
Hi Me and my Husband will be visiting Yellowstone in late July/early August and looking to spend 4 nights at Yellowstone before heading on to Jackson. In terms of hotels in the Park I have seen from research that it is best to say in different parts of the park rather than have a base due to the travel distances. Could anyone recommend any hotels to stay in and which areas we should concentrate on with the small amount of time we have. I have also read the crowds can be quite large this time of year but we are restricted to my Husbands shutdown holidays at work so we are hoping to get up early to try and beat some of the crowds. Thank you for any advice. Kirsty
Hi Me and My Husband will be travelling from the UK for just over 2 weeks to travel around and to see Yellowstone NP. We have a draft route planned: Denver x 2 Nights Lusk - x 1 Night Rapid City x 3 Nights Sheridan x 1 Night Cody x 1 Night Yellowstone x 3 Nights Jackson x 2 Nights Lander x 1 Night Estes Park x 2 Nights Colorado Springs x 1 Night Denver Home. I am really looking forward to the Black Hills area and Yellowstone. If anyone has any better alternative routes you would recommened or places or scenic driving routes I would be very grateful to hear about them. Also do you think 3 nights in Yellowstone is enough? One final thing where would be the better place to stay in the Black Hills area Rapid City, Custer, Keystone? Thank you as always for any help. Kirsty
Hi, Could anyone tell me the most scenic drive (want to avoid freeways where possible) to the border from Calgery and also the best border crossing? Also, be grateful for any receommendations about where to stay about two hours from Calgery towards the border or, possibly, two and a half hours. Many thanks.
Hi All, I need some advice on the above trip. I have booked three nights in West Yellowstone but will have two nights on my way there. Does anyone know of any attractive small towns/places to stop en route between Calgery and Yellowstone and what is the best route to take? Similarly, coming back I don't really want to do the same route so is there an alternative, once more with two nights? Staying in West Yellowstone but would like to do the Glacier Sun Road and also Grand Tetons - can I fit it all in? Thanks, PB PS Travelling late May/early June.
There are so many things to see and do in Yellowstone! If I have only 3 days available to tour by car, what are the sites that I shouldn't miss? Thanks.
We are unable to get a campsite for our 38' RV in mid September in Yellowstone Park. They are totally filled, even the no-hookup sites. We are hoping to camp at Colter Bay in Grand Teton Park for a few days instead. Is it possible to make the daily drive up to Yellowstone to see its sites? Are we crazy to try this? Can anyone suggest an alternate place to camp & see Yellowstone's sites? THanks for any advice you can offer.
Will be taking an RV to Yellowstone with a stop at Mt Rushmore. What is the best route from SW Michigan? Also, looking for an RV park near there that takes 40' RV's. What else is there to look at on the way?
There's a 60% chance of snow this Saturday May 5, 2012. Is this highway snow plowed or should I bring along snow tire chain?
Hi,I live in England, near to Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Can anyone advise where I should fly from and to for a trip to yellowstone park, I can't seem to see anyone that flys direct from the uk. Any help will be great Thanks
We will be arriving at our rv park approx noon on Friday. I was wondering what are the best routes to take to see the park Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. We were going to stay until Tues morning and go down to Jackson Hole. We need to head home by Thursday morning. Now we are thinking of seeing Yellowstone for 2-1/4 days and go to Jackson on Monday so we have more time in Jackson. Can it be done?
Hi can anyone tell me if there is a simple bus ride from jackson hole up to yellowstone. We are flying in and staying one night in jackson. after this we plan to camp for 10 days around yellowstone so do not want to hire a car. If there is no bus how much would a taxi be for the 50 mile ride. I have been looking but can not find any infor on this
Is there a place to rent canoes/kayaks in Yellowstone that you can go on your own instead of with a tour? If not is there a place near Yellowstone to rent canoes/kayaks and go on your own?
Im trying to plan a trip in mid-may YNP. I've been looking at the hotels/ inns etc inside the park. is there any maps dotting them out where they are inside the park? Only have have 3 to 4 nights within the park. So wanted somewhere convenient to travel around. Don't mind changing places to stay. I've been reading around I know mid may ain't a gd time to travel. We just want to see the main attractions. Any info on the must see would be helpful too. Should be arriving in Salt lake city. Is there car hire available there? Still reading around but any info would be great. Thanks.
Can anyone give me tips on RV camping in YNP? We will be coming in from the east entrance, never been here before.
Hi, I am planning a trip to Yellowstone in June (hopefully) & would like to see some of the best highlights. Driving from WI, stopping in Sturgis area overnight and then to YNP. I have a total of 9 days max, figuring a night in SD on my way out and on my way home. I figure I should have 4-6 nights/5-7 days in YNP. I thought of staying/lodgin at different locations in the park. Maybe one night in Mammouth, old faithful, canyon area...Can anyone give me any suggestions? We prefer to stay on the boardwalks, not into hiking etc. Are there any bus type tours that anyone can recomend? I am really looking for wonderful pictures and seeing some of our great country. If time allows would also like to see Tetons.... Thank you very much for any suggestions!
We are making a trip from Scotland to Yellowstone in July. We will fly into Salt Lake City mid afternoon and wondered if it would be possible to drive up to Yellowstone the same day? Would it be best to stop at the Grand Tetons and then up to the north of Yellowstone or could we travel all the way up in one drive? We had thought of spending a few days each in Jackson, West Yellowstone and someplace up north of the park then driving back to Salt Lake City for our flight. How best to see everything in 9 days?! Any advice would be welcome!
Dear forumites, My girl and I want to visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone next year. Before we book our trip, we would like to ask you for help. We have some questions that will help us to decide when to go and where to stay in the parks. 1. We're considering visiting in either June or September due to work restrictions. We are keen hikers and absolutely love wildlife. Seeing wildlife like moose,bison,bears etc is the number 1 priority. Which month would you choose to visit? I heard that there still could be snow in June, but I also heard a lot of wildlife can't be seen as easily in September compared to June/July/August. 2. Where would you stay in Grand Teton and YNP? Please bear in mind that we are basic people, we don't need a lot. We just want a room or cabin with our own shower or bath and toilet. That's it. We would like to stay in the parks, so that we can stay longer in the park during the day. Also, we would love to have some animals like marmots or squirrels near our cabin. 3. Do you know of some animal hotspots? We love moose, but we saw moose only once in Banff in 2009. We are from The Netherlands, so we would like to see as much wildlife as possible. We know it is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, but it could help if we are in a certain place at a certain moment of the day. Please feel free to share your information on any animal you want, we can't get enough of all animals :). 4. We want to visit Grand Teton first, followed by Yellowstone. We'll be arriving from the Netherlands. At what airport(s) do you think we should arrive and depart? I saw there are several options like Denver, Salt Lake City. We don't know the travel times between the several airports and the National parks. So hope you can help! I know we are asking a lot, but we hope you can help us with some of our questions. When you need more information, just ask. Thank you very much for your time and help! Kind regards, Ralph
I am planning a 7-day trip, which includes arrival and departure days, to Yellowstone, GT, and Rushmore for a 58-yr old man and his 17-yr old son. I know I'm attempting to do a lot in one week, but I don't want to leave Rushmore out of the trip. I was hoping to fly them in from Los Angeles, but don't know what airport to use (despite reading all the posts). I wanted day 1 to be Jackson, Day 2 Grand Tetons, Day 3-4 Yellowstone, Day 5 Buffalo Bill area, Day 6, Devils Tower and Day 7 Mt Rushmore and then fly out. 1) They would be flying in from Los Angeles. What is the most efficient airport to fly them to? What if I was to reverse the trip and start from Mt. Rushmore and then go to Yellowstone, GT. Which airport then? 2) Any tips on rental cars? I would be also willing to buy a coach tour to take them from Yellowstone to Rushmore if renting a car from Jackson to Rushmore is not possible.
Does anyone know the cheapest way to get to Yellowstone National Park from Miami, or Fort lauderdale Fl. airport? and a nice but not expensive hotel? any kind of package deal out there for 2 Adults?
Greetings guys and gals, I'm starting to do some preliminary homework as it appears that I might have the opportunity to visit some time next year (May, most likely). I know very little of Yellowstone National Park other than it is, apparently well cool and that I'd like to go there :-) Just how to get there, how to go about it and so forth, I still need to establish. So... I'll be in San Francisco for business and I'm considering taking some extra time off so that I can take in some sights. Could you kind folk please share some thoughts on: 1. What would be a good way of getting from SF to Yellowstone? I understand that I'd probably want to rent a car for drving around but it looks like driving from SF to Yellowstone might be a bit far. Where would be a good place to fly to and rent a car? 2. How much time do you think should one plan for a visit to Yellowstone to be able to do it justice? 3. Any tips on accommodation? We're easy going and don't need fancy lodging. In fact, if it were practical to haul our camping gear with us we'd probably have enjoyed camping as it looks like the perfect place for that sort of thing. I doubt that would be feasible though so what are the other options? Also, any advice on how to go about booking such accommodation? I've been told that it fills up rather quickly and you need to book well in advance. I've probably got a few hundred more questions but these are the ones I can think of right now. Thanks in advance.