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Old 08-13-2016, 10:02 AM   #1
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Traveling to Yellowstone Best Route

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We will be traveling west to Yellowstone National Park and then on to Salt Lake City. We have a 39' Wildwood Heritage Glenn 5th Wheel. We will be in Rapid City, SD. and I would like some input as to the best routes to Yellowstone out of Custer City, SD. We are staying at an RV park there and then heading west. Also RV park recommendations would be helpful. We have a reservation in Cody, WY so far. Any hepl and input would be great.

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Old 08-13-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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I would take I90 to Buffalo WY, then 14 through the mtns and over to Cody; HOWEVER, I tow a 21 foot popup and love curvy high mountain roads with steep grades. So with a 39 footer, you might want to take 16 at Buffalo through the mtns then just before Cody jump on 14.

From Cody, just drive into the East entrance/exit of Yellowstone via Hwy 14. This is a nice 2-lane hwy that is easy to drive.

Can't recommend any RV parks since I only camp in FS/BLM lands.
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Thanks that what I was looking at as far as route 16. The roads are different in life than looking at a map.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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I have a 40' pusher with a tow and I've taken 14 many times... Just take your time and enjoy - use that engine on the descents and you should have no issues.....


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Old 08-13-2016, 02:04 PM   #5
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We were in Yellowstone earlier this year. I would NOT recommend Fishing Bridge campground in the park. It is expensive and the back sites are not in good shape. We passed through west Yellowstone and suggest you look there for a suitable campground. If possible get the senior pass to avoid paying each time you enter the park.
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I agree with Strigflag. The road from Cody to Yellowstone is an easy drive. If you do not already have reservations at Fishing Bridge campground they are almost impossible to get on short notice. I do not think any of the other campgrounds in Yellowstone can handle a 39' 5th wheel. Stay at one of the commercial campgrounds in West Yellowstone. Then it is an easy drive to Salt Lake City from West Yellowstone.
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Easy, but might be long from W. Yellowstone to SLC. Paving on Hwy 20 south of Island park can cause up to a half hour wait; at least that is what I encountered last week when visiting Island Park.
Still faster than any other route, and maybe they are done by now.
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As far as West Yellowstone, Grizzly is a very nice park to stay, and you can visit western and southern parts pretty well. A bit too far to drive to eastern end of the park from there. For the eastern end, Fishing Bridge is good if you can get reservation.


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There are two KOAs in West Yellowstone if that is how you fly.
We've had good luck with both, mountainside is or preference.

We tour all of the loop road from there, just leave early to avoid the crowds.
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How about traveling from west Yellowstone towards Grand Tetons on 89 then on to Jackson Wyoming. Is this road good for pulling a 5th wheel?
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