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Old 04-16-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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Florida to Yellowstone

We are heading to Yellowstone to volunteer for the Park Service starting around June 14th. It's our first trip west. Traveling in a 30' Sightseer with CRV tow.

So far I have "budgeted" staying five days in Hill City SD area to take in all those sights (got some great recommendations on threads here) and now am trying to figure out how to best get to Yellowstone. Where would be logical stopping point between Hill City and Flying Bridge CG and if we wanted to take a few more days to swing down to Jackson what kind of route it is from Hill City to Jackson up then to Flying Bridge CG with regard to passes and elevation gains.

All suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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If you're new at driving in the western mountains, consider getting online the "Mountain Directory for Truckers & RVers" Western Edition. It publishes Eastern, also.

Hill City to Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone:

16 to Newcastle to I-90 at Gillette to Buffalo
16 west to Worland; 16/20 to Greybull; 14/16/20 to Cody and continue straight to Fishing Bridge. You'll have a couple somewhat steep areas but very doable with an RV and many do it. You'll have the Tensleep area on 16 between Buffalo and Worland and then leaving Cody into Fishing Bridge is a descent. We've done them a few times and they're short areas. Just take it slow downhill and use your gears to slow yourself at the top of the hill, not in the midst of driving down.

Hill City to Teton Nat'l Park - East Entrance:

385/16 to 85 to Lusk, Wyoming
West on 18/20 to I-25 at Douglas
220 at Casper and 287 into the east entrance. No biggies.

Hill City to Jackson from the south:

Just use the above but weave yourself southwest to get to 191/89 into Jackson. Nothing to be concerned about.

You could just get go to the Tetons first and leave your volunteer gig from Fishing Bridge to do Cody, etc. but I think the climbs are more noticeable from west to east. It would probably be a nice trip if you just take the above route to Fishing Bridge and then continue south out of Yellowstone into the Tetons after your gig is up. The Tetons are so much different than Yellowstone. It's worth doing both.

Also, you're sure to have days off and from Fishing Bridge to Jackson is an easy day trip if you want to do major grocery shopping, filling with fuel, etc. From Fishing Bridge, Jackson is the cheapest place to purchase groceries. Just south of town on the right is a great Smiths grocery with a reasonably-priced fuel station and a liquor store.

Have a great summer! Wish we were going there once again.

Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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I'm guessing you will return home to Florida. SO, plan your route to Yellowstone, as you have, staying in the Black Hills. While there ask about the route to Yellowstone. At Yellowstone ask about the best way to return home, taking in all the sights. You have a time constraint getting to the park, but are open-ended for your return home.. Sounds like a great time will be had by all. Enjoy..
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
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Want to thank everyone for replies to my question last spring re route to Cody. Well, we're here - took the Buffalo - Cody route through Worland across the southern end of the Bighorns and it was a great trip. No problems with our 30' Sightseer towing a CRV. Would not have missed it for the world! Our trip is detailed on our website;

BILLY CHRONICLES - TRAVELS WITH DAVE & BETZ | I write to taste life twice … in the moment and in retrospection. (Anais Nin)

Today we are heading into Yellowstone to start our summer jobs volunteering with the Park Service.

Thanks again. Safe travels everyone.
Betsy & Dave
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