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Old 05-10-2016, 06:41 AM   #1
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From Yellowstone going east through MT camping options?

We are planning a big RV trip (first one) with 3 kids ages 10, 12 and 14, one of which is severely disabled (wheelchair). On the final leg of the trip we plan to come north from Yellowstone and spend some time in MT. We aren't sure how long at this point as, since this is the final leg, we may be ready to just go home, or we may want to take time and enjoy. I have always been so drawn to MT. It just seems so beautiful and quiet so I am hoping we actually are able to slow down for a while.

I would LOVE to see Glacier, but not sure if I want to go that far north. Or maybe it wouldn't be THAT much of a deal if we can go straight north and then cut diagonally back to 90? We are also considering just taking i90 back and maybe taking a few smaller detours off that route. We then plan on heading into SD on the way home to PA.

I am looking for suggestions on routes that may be scenic, remote, easy for a large MH, and good camping. But I am also looking for QUIET campgrounds suggestions maybe a few hookups (maybe not), but definitely not the packed in/activity filled types.

I also am not planning on reserving a site since, at this point, we have NO idea how this trip is going to go and how and what our timeline may be. So I need areas where find a campground at the last minute may not be a big deal.

So I guess I am actually asking for routes (which I know belongs in a different forum) but, more importantly, I am interested in what we should try to see and where we should go and stay!


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Hwy. 212, from the NE entrance of Yellowstone to Red Lodge, MT is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. There are several National Forest and commercial camp grounds near Red Lodge.


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We love Montana too. Do you have the AllStays Camp and RV app? It will show you the campgrounds (private and public). Many of the campgrounds in the National Forests have no reservations sites, but not as many will fit your size of rig. For the weekends, the sites may very well be fully occupied, but during the week you have a reasonable shot. You might also think of Wyoming. There are some gorgeous places around Buffalo. Both Montana and Wyoming get less interesting as you head east though.
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Hwy. 212, from the NE entrance of Yellowstone to Red Lodge, MT is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. There are several National Forest and commercial camp grounds near Red Lodge.
Hwy 212 is also called the Beartooth Highway and it's not a good one in a big RV - very steep and hairpin turns. It's a beautiful day trip though.

Leaving Yellowstone via the Cody exit would give you some good things to see. Cody has a rodeo in town for one thing. It would easily take you to I-90 east. There's not much to see right along the interstates and by that time you might not want to venture far from the interstate on your return home.

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X2 on the beartooth. I drove it is a 24 foot Class C and it was quite a challenge. I would not do it in anything bigger than 30 feet.
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