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Old 03-02-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Touring yellowstone.

staying north of yellowstone in rv park...so will enter the park from north. Staying several days and will then head down to Jackson Hole... Need ideas of what to see in the park...
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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what do you want to see? Mountains, wildlife, volcanic activity?
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
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Seeing yellowstone..

Have two daughters with their families that include two great-grandsons...so looking at fun places to see...with three day visit.. while camped just north of Yellowstone.. All are good hikers so no problems seeing off road..Know they wanted to see the geyser, wild like, the actual yellowstone river and falls...lodge..were mentioned in books family read.
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Do an "advanced search" and search the thread titles only for the word Yellowstone and you will more than enough to get an idea of what to see, do, and where to camp in the Yellowstone area.
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In my opinion here are some “must sees” in Yellowstone NP in no particular order.

Old Faithful and that entire geyser basin (Morning Glory Pool and Grand Geyser).
Midway Geyser Basin (Grand Prismatic Spring)
Hayden Valley (if you don’t see bison here you must be blind)
The boardwalk at Mammoth Hot Springs area (usually easy to see Elk and the historic Fort Yellowstone)
The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and both the Lower Falls and Upper Falls. (Hike to the brink of Lower Falls)
Tower Falls
Norris Geyser Basin
A hike to the top of Mount Washburn (if you’re a flatlander like me you may have to take a lot of breaks on the way up).
Roosevelt Arch at the North Entrance is a great photo op.

There are a lot more things to see and they’re every bit as beautiful but you will be hard pressed to do just the things I’ve listed in three days. Best time for animal viewing is early in the morning. Be prepared for heavy traffic during the day so take your time, relax, enjoy your surrondings.
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I suggest a one day loop down through Mammoth and the terraces all the way on down to old faithful taking in all the geo thermal sites along the way. Next day down the east side and the Yellowstone canyon and falls. There are some mud pots along that way. Nothing much past fishing bridge but there are nice views of the lake along that way.
West Thumb and Grant Village can be seen on the way south to Jackson.
Make sure to make a trip through Lamar valley. Might get lucky and see some wolves.
Carry bino's and cameras at all times.
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Have two daughters with their families that include two great-grandsons...so looking at fun places to see...with three day visit.. while camped just north of Yellowstone.. All are good hikers so no problems seeing off road..Know they wanted to see the geyser, wild like, the actual yellowstone river and falls...lodge..were mentioned in books family read.
First; what type of vehicle/RV are you going to use to enter the north entrance with? The reason I ask is some of the roads leading to the north entrance have a length restriction on them, if I remember correctly.

Now if you are going to hike anywhere in Yellowstone Park make sure that everyone has BEAR SPRAY with them. When I was there two years ago two different people where mauled by bears and one was killed in the week we were there.

Wild animals such as Bison will wonder on to the highways in Yellowstone so have your camera ready.
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i would also recommend to eat a meal in the restaurant at the Old Faithful Lodge. It isn't often that you can see a 4 story Log cabin.
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I can remember planning our first trip to Yellowstone and being overwhelmed but on the plus side you can not go wrong, there is so much to see and it is all good.
I would enter the park from the north and stop at the park head quarter, talk to the information park ranger and he can give you maps of hikes you may like. then I would take the road that heads south and on the west side of park down to old faithful and then down and cross over to the east side road and bring it back north. Pack a lunch as there are many places to sit and eat. This is a long day. You will then have an idea what you may want to spend more time at.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:41 PM   #10
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Thanks all for the information on Yellowstone...Very helpful...We will be coming in the north side from a campground we have registered with already....for late June... My truck is 2015 RAM 2500 6.4...My daughter has a van and think we can all fit in that for tours in park...bu will be pulling through to go south to Jackson Hole each pulling an RV Mine is largest, Elkridge 29 foot... Thanks again...Ann and Austin
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