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Old 03-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #15
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Hi Dave,

We experienced driving the south and north loop within Yellowstone just the other year in our class A 35' rv. Even as a somewhat experienced driver of this rig I found the south loop not bad to navigate but wished I had left the rv back at the Grizzly rv park in West Yellowstone (great place) where it belonged when it came to driving the north loop.
There is no room for error on this drive and we did observe a class A diesel pusher with toad piled up in the ditch.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:20 AM   #16
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This is one reason why we drag these "toads" along with us, so we can leave our Big Rig in the RV park/camp ground and take day trips that allow us to visit places where we would have problems getting around in our Big Rig. Why else take the toad?

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #17
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We've driven our 40' MH and toad through the park to get to our campsite but we wouldn't think of driving it to tour the park. We didn't have any problems. The last time, cowboys were driving a herd of bison from one area to another which stopped traffic for about 45 min. It was neat to see the bison and the cowboys ride right next to our motorhome. We've stayed in Mammoth, Madison, Bridge Bay.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #18
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We will be coming to Yellowstone from Cody WY and heading to Grizzly RV park in West Yellowstone to leave off the RV and tour in the toad. I was just concerned if I could get thru the park with no problems. I did not want to travel all the way around. Thanks for all the info provided.....

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #19
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I worked and took groups (grad students) through YNP and Grand Tetons NP for the past 23 years. The roads have been under constant construction and upgrade each summer. The south loop has been greatly improved, graded, straightened, adding width and berms. Parts of the north loop has also been worked on, but there are areas, like north of Tower Falls on the east side of the north loop, and the hoodoos north of Obsidian cliffs on the west side that still have some narrow, twisting roads. Also don't drive out the NE entrance to Cooke City, MT in anything but a toad unless you have a very tight sphincter. Campgrounds in YNP that accept reservations are limited and fill up months ahead. The rest of the CG are first-come, first-served. They fill up by about 8 am each day. They are without utilities and are only for 30' rigs or shorter.

Travel through the park with a long rig and toad is very doable, but be aware to really see the park you'll need to find a campground outside the park and drive the toad. Pull puts are generally limited and tough to get in and out with an RV+toad. Visitor Centers are accessible by RV's but many people park in the RV spots with autos, making it sometimes tough to find spots you can drive in/out easily. Each night the park roads are full of supply trucks replenishing the various attractions, so the roads are of sufficient size.

To really experience Yellowstone, use your toad and take a hike. Over the years I've noticed few people ever get out of sight of their vehicle. Sad for them, but great for those of us who travel a little further down the trail suddenly finding the uninhabited wilderness Yellowstone has been noted for since 1872.

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Just pay attention to what is in front of you. Some of the dimwits on the road will see an animal, stop and open their doors in the middle of the road. Raises the pucker factor pretty fast.

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