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Old 10-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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I found the Colter Bay RV park in the Tetons was the best in the national parks. It had full connections. I could stay there a month and still not see everything in the area. Cody was great. There are some places on the north entrance that are very good but they are 35 miles away from Yellowstone. Yellowstone Edge Campground could be interesting. They are still open and have full hook ups. If you don't need hook ups then the east entrance to Yellowstone has a lot of campgrounds that are along the road into Cody.

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by rdentist99

I did this route this summer with my family, wife and 4 children. It's a great trip. We went from Custer, SD to Cody WY. Then into the east entrance of Yellowstone through the park to the west entrance. Stayed in Grizzly. Grizzly is a great place to stay. Very Nice! If I was to do it over, I would have stayed two nights in Cody. It's a great little town. You HAVE to see the Wild Bill museum. It is awesome. It houses the largest collection of american firearms in the world, and the largest collection of Remington bronzes & paintings along with Russell paintings that I've ever seen. It's a world class museum in my opinion.

If you stay in West Yellowstone, you also MUST eat at the Mexican Food Bus... not sure what it's called... it's not open year round, so hopefully it's open. It's a white bus that serves the best mexican food I've eaten!!!
Ditto....the Wild bill museum is wonderful.

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:08 PM   #17
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Visit Cody. It's a great little town and I'd move there if I could.
Me too!! A great little place.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:12 AM   #18
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Me again....we are just hitting South Dakota but want to get a leg up on the planning for Yellowstone...when we leave Deadwood...are we better off going around to the West Entrance or cutting down to the South Entrance...seems like there's more camping options on the west...and not sure of road contions heading to the South Entrance...we would like to see Grand Teton also...too many options!! All your personal suggestions are a huge help!
Have you made it to Yellowstone yet? We just arrived at Grizzly last night. We plan on being here for at least a week. We encountered a lot of snow along the route through WY and UT and ID, but the weather has cleared here for now. They close on the 20th. After that, maybe the south rim, then back to Atlanta. If you learn of things to see or do while here let us know.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:27 AM   #19
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We pretty much just completed your planned itinerary over the past two months. Being full-timers and it being during the summer we didn't have time or weather constraints.

We did the trip a bit differently than you are planning. After seeing the Badlands Park area we moved to just west of Sioux Falls to spend a week doing Custer SP, Sturgis, Deadwood, Lead. We didn't find Deadwood all that interesting but we do recommend the Homestake Gold Mine tour in Lead.

Next we moved on to Casper where the key site to see is the National Historic Trails visitor center which is excellent.

We then approached the Tetons from the south through Dubois WY. Other than the fact that there is construction on the road from Dubois to the Teton Park it isn't a difficult trip. We stayed at Colter Bay and, as was noted by a previous poster, that is a great campground. We used it as a base from which to explore both Teton and Yellowstone Parks and Jackson.

If you choose to use the itinerary you have planned, I agree with others that you can take your 5th wheel anywhere in Yellowstone you wish. If you come in from the east entrance and go straight across the center of the "figure 8" that is the easiest drive in the park and you should have no problems. The northern portion of the figure 8 is considered more difficult than the southern section, but there are plenty of RVs on both roads.

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