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Old 08-02-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Has anyone in the last year or two travelled over Little Big Horn in WY? I am planning a trip for 2017 in late August and Sept. leaving from IL taking I 90 to Cody WY then making our way down to I 80 and west from there to Salt Lake City down I 15 to San Diego, CA then back home to IL. My main concerns are suggestions for RV parks that are big rig friendly, I have a 2015 Entegra Cornerstone (45ft) with 2015 Jeep toad all four down. My other concern is going over Little Big Horn it looks like there are three routes RT14, RTalt14 and RT16 I am wondering which of these three would be the safest or best route for the size of my coach.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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16 is the most big rig friendly. it is a good hiway with lots of passing lanes only switchbacks are just before 10 sleep and they are not bad. it is very scenic just take your time and enjoy you won't have any problems.
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Definitely Hwy 16 is the best with your big rig.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:41 AM   #4
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We stayed at the Ponderosa Campground in Cody and the KOA in SLC with our 45'coach
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Just did a lot of that. No need to cross the Big Horn mtns. You can drop down to Cody from I-90 just west of Billings, believe the town was Laurel. From Cody you can head south to Rawlins, there is a good park there, right on 80. Believe it was called Western Hills. There's also a KOA. Good diesel pricing in Rawlins, too.

Before Cody, do not miss the Custer National Battlefield, and you can camp just south of there at 7th Ranch, a good big rig park and it is an easy drive from there around the Big Horn Mtns to Cody. Also we enjoyed an interesting museum in Hardin MT which is otherwise a struggling town.

In Cody stay at Absaroka RV park, a busy but well run park. BTW there's a great city dog park with swimming across the lake from Absaroka.

Lots of interesting stuff to do up there, spend some time and spend some dollars in the local economies. Obama has killed the coal and energy workers in WY and MT. There are hundreds of coal cars parked in the rail yard in Laurel and lots of folks out of work.
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Route 16 is a piece of cake. Took it westbound with 40' and 45' coaches last summer, both fully loaded and flat towing jeeps. No trouble whatsoever. Take your time and use the turnouts to take some photos.

In Cody, we stayed at the Ponderosa. Plenty of room for big rigs. Centrally located in town.


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Has anyone in the last year or two travelled over Little Big Horn in WY? I am planning a trip for 2017 in late August and Sept. leaving from IL taking I 90 to Cody WY then making our way down to I 80 and west from there to Salt Lake City down I 15 to San Diego, CA then back home to IL. My main concerns are suggestions for RV parks that are big rig friendly, I have a 2015 Entegra Cornerstone (45ft) with 2015 Jeep toad all four down. My other concern is going over Little Big Horn it looks like there are three routes RT14, RTalt14 and RT16 I am wondering which of these three would be the safest or best route for the size of my coach.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Scamp

16 is the easiest route and there is a big pull out on top at Powder River Pass (9600') where overnighting is ok. 14 is ok for a big rig. I wouldn't recommend 14a.
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