Originally Posted by spock123
DW and I are for sure going next year. I plan to leave NC around the middle of April, head for Yellowstone and then Glacier and hope to cross the border the middle of May or a little before
Spring in the Rockies is mid-May to mid-June, so plan accordingly!
There are no campgrounds inside Yellowstone Park that will be open before May 6, 2017 and some will not open until Memorial Day weekend. The campground at Mammoth Hot Springs (at the north entrance to the park) is open all year, but it is 52 miles and at least 1.5 hours (depending on traffic) from there to Old Faithful. Keep in mind that Yellowstone is nearly the size of Connecticut and the strictly enforced speed limits range from 35 to 45 mph.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier NP never opens before mid-June. Water is turned on (in early May) at only one Glacier campground before Memorial Day and some Glacier campgrounds do not open until July 1.
Forest Service campgrounds in the Colorado/Wyoming Rockies don't open until mid-May. And this year we had snow in Denver and along I-25 on the plains and along I-70 in the mountains on May 1.
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