We have an opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park and/or environs, and Mt Rushmore, etc. BUT, the window is limited to the first 2 weeks of July. Is that a horrible time to visit, given that I hate crowds and 85+ degree temps without relief (breaks in air conditioned spaces)? In terms of potential crowds of people, are there places nearby YNP that are less crowded and just as interesting/beautiful to visit? (We'd be driving between Colorado and Minnesota.)
Considering a trip to Yellowstone starting on April 17th, but the information on the site is sparse about what's really available. Any MeFis with experience here? [more inside]
we are two couples going to camp in yellowstone \ grand tetons july 5-12. i know, i know, there's quite alot of information on both of these places but some of it is conflicting and some details are missing.. my obsessive questions in the extended explanation - hopefully y'all can provide some great answers that can be useful to others in the future. thanks.. [more inside]
Yellowstone lodging and other Yellowstone-related suggestions [more inside]
We going to be visiting Yellowstone sometime in the next two weeks (our dates are flexible). Lodging inside the park is sold out. Can anyone recommend some good places to stay near the park? We'd like to spend less than $200/night but we might be willing to pay more for a great place or location. We also want to stay at a good dude ranch near Yellowstone or Grand Teton NP for a few days.
My wife and I want to visit Yellowstone National Park in September. We have two weeks and we're thinking about flying into Denver and renting an RV, which we've never done before. We'd like to get input from others who have rented one (like what size and what companies to use or avoid) and hear any other suggestions that will help us have a great vacation.
Please suggest a Canon lens for a trip to Yellowstone. Long story. [more inside]
What's the most scenic way to make a combined flight / drive to Jackson, Wyoming from Seattle? [more inside]
Driving from Minneapolis, MN to Portland, OR at the end of the week. Looking for suggestions on what to do along the way. Bonus: Yellowstone for a day? [more inside]
Please help a family of four with an outdoorsy but non-camping trip to the Grand Tetons and Salt Lake City!
Our family of four (Mom, Dad, 2 boys ages 8 & 12) wants to enjoy Yellowstone Park, the Grand Tetons, and possibly shoot down to the Salt Lake City area for about a week in late July 2012. We love the outdoors, but can't bring camping gear. Will we be able to find spontaneous lodging in cheap hotels or cabins for under $100 per night - or do we need to book everything waaay in advance? [more inside]
Is going to a national park in late August a bad idea? [more inside]
Road trip questions! A friend and I are taking a road trip between the 17th and 25th of September from Minnesota to Portland, OR. Neither of us have much experience with the first half of the trip and would love some suggestions on hikes and other things not to miss in theBlack Hills, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone and Missoula. [more inside]
Help me get to Yellowstone without a meltdown, on a budget, and with little time to spare. I'm special, of course, as I explain in great detail inside. [more inside]
I’d like to take hiking trip with a friend in the American West this summer and I have overlapping questions on how to get the most out of the trip. I am at the early stages of planning so tips on general resources are as welcome as specific answers. [more inside]
I'm a few weeks from a big solo road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. I would love some answers from MeFites on a few questions related to routes, destinations, food, camping alone, bears, etc.! [more inside]
Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone to Bryce Canyon during Christmas week. Everything's planned, except for the car... Am I screwed? Rental car options, and do I need AWD and/or chains? [more inside]
I need some help planning and plotting and figuring what happens between Denver and Portland. I think it might include The Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, Seattle and Vancouver, but I'm worried I'm trying to cram too much. [more inside]
Wyoming Filter: My father is headed to Yellowstone Nat'l Park and Jackson Hole in a few weeks. I want to get him a gift certificate to a restaurant he can use in Yellowstone or Jackson Hole. [more inside]
Road trip Kansas -> Seattle (June 21'st - 30'th). We need recommendation and advice with accommodation, attractions, any things else. [more inside]
Please recommend some early-summer, moderate back-country trips in Yellowstone. [more inside]
My wife and I would like to travel to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons for first week and half in October - we'd like MeFi's recommendations for cheap and excellent lodging, must-see sights and things to do - please help? We'd love to find somewhere with a kitchenette.
In a few weeks, I'll have the chance to be just south of Yellowstone National Park, and I'd like to make the most of it from a photographic standpoint. [more inside]
Help me plan my Wild West Vacation this summer - flying to Las Vegas, then driving to Yellowstone, then ? [more inside]
We (my kids and I) are staying with friends just outside Yellowstone this summer, and I am planning on doing a one to two night back-packing jaunt with the teenagers. Any recomendations on back country camp sites? [more inside]
I'm planning a road trip to Yellowstone NP from Starkville, MS. Tips, suggestions of roads to take and places to stop, stay, eat, and see (we're tent camping, and we're talking spring break one year from now), we'll be in my 2006 Sentra. [more inside]
yellowstone accomodations - any suggestions for an especially cool, rustic, funky, fun, offbeat, and or vintage accomodations in or around yellowstone national park- thinking small old funky lodge type place? [more inside]
Could a small nuclear device, sunk to the bottom of Yellowstone lake and detonated, actually cause the Yellowstone super-caldera to erupt? (more inside)