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July 30

Yellowstone Summer 2021

Spouse and I are headed out to the American West for a wedding soon (early Sept 2021) and planned to sneak a brief day trip into Yellowstone while we were out there. I'm mostly interested in advice from anyone who has been there this summer regarding how disorganized or busy it is; the Yellowstone website says there's no entry reservations going on. [more inside]
posted by cobaltnine around Park County, WY at 3:23 PM - 6 answers has best

May 22

Cool Stops/Scenic Routing between Chicago and NYC?

I am going to take a leisurely roadtrip from through the central midwest to New York Traveling solo by car from the first time in a long time, looking for scenic stops along the way and pretty roads between. [more inside]
posted by wowenthusiast around Midwest, WY at 9:12 PM - 10 answers

August 10, 2020

One day in Yellowstone, with kids, out of Cody

Later this week I'll be in Cody WY with the kiddos (7 & 11) and I want to take them to Yellowstone for a day, probably Friday. I haven't been there since I was 7 myself. I need a plan. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky around Yellowstone National Park, WY at 4:27 PM - 5 answers

September 1, 2019

Driving I80 Through Wyoming in October - Snow? Alternate Routes?

I have to drive from Reno to Des Moines on October 7 and 8. I have two questions about the route, particularly about the pass between Laramie and Cheyanne: How likely is it that the pass will be dangerous or closed on those dates? And are the other routes (either through Denver or through Sioux City) safer or less likely to be snowy/closed? [more inside]
posted by crapples around Cheyenne, WY at 5:52 PM - 12 answers has best

October 27, 2017

How to escape the Superbowl

Myself and a few friends are trying to avoid the Superbowl this year and escape to somewhere else that's within a day's journey by car. Any suggestions as to where? [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore around Midwest, WY at 4:12 AM - 10 answers

September 5, 2017

Devils Tower, Wyoming by public transport - is this possible?

I have a significant birthday coming up in a year or so, and am seriously comtemplating spending the actual day at the location of my favorite movie. But I don't (conventionally) drive, and may be totally reliant on public transport. Options appear to be ... zero. No Amtrak lines, and no coach lines (unless I've missed an obscure one). Is it possible at all to get there, in September, without driving? If not, how much - roughly - would a cab/taxi cost from the nearest town or city with a public transport connection?
posted by Wordshore around Devils Tower, WY at 1:46 PM - 3 answers

May 21, 2017

How to spend the night before the eclipse this August in Jackson WY?

My partner and I are flying into Jackson, WY the day before the solar eclipse this August. We're really excited to check it out the next day but are behind the curve in planning things so there is absolutely no lodging available around there for the night. Everything I've checked has no vacancies and the few things left on airbnb are >$1000. [more inside]
posted by musicismath around Jackson, WY at 11:27 AM - 3 answers has best

November 21, 2015

1 year old, thanksgiving, midwest. Go

I live a couple of hours south of Chicago. Given a 4 hour driving radius, what would be a good place to go with a 14 month toddler? I don't expect her to make any memories from this trip, so it's really more of a trip for her parents (us!) . [more inside]
posted by harisund around Midwest, WY at 5:13 PM - 9 answers

September 5, 2015

Wyoming / Tetons Filter: Should we cancel our trip due to smoke?

To those who live in or around Jackson Hole / Tetons / Teton Valley etc, what is the air quality like there now? Myself and my SO are planning to take an annual backpacking / hiking / camping trip to the area next Friday and I'm wondering if the fallout from the fires in ID / MT will make it all too unpleasant... [more inside]
posted by jnnla around Jackson, WY at 11:12 AM - 8 answers

February 16, 2014

Yellowstone suggestions

Yellowstone lodging and other Yellowstone-related suggestions [more inside]
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad around Yellowstone National Park, WY at 4:28 PM - 10 answers

September 6, 2013

Lodging near Yellowstone National Park

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.
posted by 14580 around Yellowstone National Park, WY at 9:31 AM - 12 answers

August 5, 2013

Carry-on bag options

I'm looking for low cost ideas for a carry-on bag. It's got to meet United Airline carry-on regulations (14" x 9" x 22"). Ideally, I'd like to be able to stash it under the seat, rather than overhead, since I'm small and it's hard to heft a loaded bag over my head. My son will be travelling with me, so that's not a hard and fast request-he can certainly get a bag in the overhead! Details: we're going to Signal Mountain Resort in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming beginning of September, for 6 days. Casual dress, hiking boots are what we'll be carrying with us. I am good at condensed packing, but have never tried to take a carry-on for this length of time. We'll be staying with my daughter and her husband, so we'll be able to skip a good amount of personal care stuff; we'll borrow from them, or get sample sizes when we get out there. I have not been here before, so hints and tips specific to packing for this area would be most welcome.
posted by LaBellaStella around Teton Range, WY at 8:58 AM - 15 answers

November 20, 2012

I'm driving through flyover country. Where should I stop?

I'm driving from northern New Jersey to Ann Arbor, MI tomorrow via I-80, and returning to DC on Sunday via 76/70/270. What can I do to make these journeys less boring? [more inside]
posted by schmod around Midwest, WY at 8:15 PM - 16 answers has best

August 18, 2012

SEA -> JAC by Air and Land

What's the most scenic way to make a combined flight / drive to Jackson, Wyoming from Seattle? [more inside]
posted by bbuda around Jackson, WY at 9:33 AM - 5 answers has best

June 21, 2012

Cheyenne Bound. Need Local Navigation

What to do in Cheyenne with a 10 year old? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah around Cheyenne, WY at 7:47 AM - 5 answers

April 5, 2012

Where are the Bear and Elk?

Hurry! What to do in Jackson Hole for two days? [more inside]
posted by Northwest around Jackson, WY at 7:08 PM - 9 answers

February 20, 2012

Sometimes we hear banjos and pigs squealing out there in the woods and it's scary...

We live in the sticks. I'd like to take my 7-year-old out to where the people are! Can you help me conceive an awesome, week-long-ish trip for $1000 or less? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame around Midwest, WY at 2:20 PM - 18 answers

January 16, 2012

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]
posted by chr1sb0y around Teton Range, WY at 2:46 PM - 12 answers

September 20, 2011

Fall Color in WY not to miss?

I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
posted by notsnot around Wyoming at 9:51 AM - 3 answers

July 5, 2006

yellowstone acommodations

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]
posted by specialk420 around Wyoming at 7:20 PM - 6 answers