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Old 12-31-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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We will be going to Yellowstone in June 15 we will be staying in Cody Wy on the East side Gate of Yellowstone for five days. From there we will be going to Hill AF Base in Salt Lake Utah. Question I have is when leaving Cody I was planning on going thru Yellowstone to the West Gate going to Utah. Will I be able to do that with my MH & toad are there any tunnels or obstruction I will in counter? looking at the map that looks like the best and shortest route. Does anybody else have a better route they did? thank you in advance for all input. This will be our first long trip so I'm a little nervous of the un know.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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You will have no problem going from Cody through Yellowstone to the West Gate with your MH and toad. I can't help you with the rest of your route to Utah since I'm not sure which roads you plan to use.
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When I lived in Moab, I traveled a couple different routes through SLC to the Cody area and back. The way you ask about is good, but not sure if any better than heading out of Cody south on 120 to Thermopolis then south to Riverton, and from Riverton south to Rock Springs and onto I80 into SLC.
It is "probably" faster, but I say probably due to how busy Yellowstone is at the time you pass through. And if there are a lot of wild animals grazing near the roads, you can easily get tied up with people who park in the middle of the road to take photos.
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If you traveled south out of Yellowstone, you could take in Grand Teton. Well worth the stop.

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When I lived in Moab, I traveled a couple different routes through SLC to the Cody area and back. The way you ask about is good, but not sure if any better than heading out of Cody south on 120 to Thermopolis then south to Riverton, and from Riverton south to Rock Springs and onto I80 into SLC.
It is "probably" faster, but I say probably due to how busy Yellowstone is at the time you pass through. And if there are a lot of wild animals grazing near the roads, you can easily get tied up with people who park in the middle of the road to take photos.
We got tied up in Yellowstone on the 3rd of July this year because of a wreck caused by someone who stopped in the road.
There are signs that say not to stop in the roadway, evidentially several people failed reading in school (if they went)////
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Do you already have reservations in Cody, WY? It is 51 miles from Cody, WY to the YNP east entrance which means you will be adding 100 miles of driving time everyday. Personally I’d rather stay closer to the park and use the less driving time for touring Yellowstone. You might consider staying at a campground in West Yellowstone. The west gate is at the eastern edge of the town.

I ditto what dmdrj5 said. Grand Teton National Park is just a couple of miles south of YNP and a must see as far as I’m concerned.

Here' a link to a thread I started in 2013 about our trip to Yellowstone with pictures.

Our Trip to Yellowstone NP

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If I was at Yellowstone and had never seen the Tetons, there would be no way that I wouldn't go south and see then, Have a great trip and Happy New Year.
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I agree, the Tetons are worthwhile seeing, and not that much out of the way, but it will tack on quite a lot of time. However, once you get south of the Tetons you can take Teton Pass west to Victor ID, then head west to I15. Personally, I love Teton Pass, but many people hate it.
Or go south out of Jackson to avoid Teton Pass go south.
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We got tied up in Yellowstone on the 3rd of July this year because of a wreck caused by someone who stopped in the road.
There are signs that say not to stop in the roadway, evidentially several people failed reading in school (if they went)////

My experience have been they are not from this country and they do not speak or read English. And the worse exit/entrance, in my experience (been through Yellowstone probably a dozen times in the past four years), is the northeast to or from Cooke City.

If you have time, a fun thing to do is pull over onto the shoulder of the road, get out of the vehicle with a DSLR and a long lens, and count the cars that pull over to see what you are taking photos of.
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