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Old 04-20-2015, 03:20 PM   #57
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What about Hwy 14 coming out of Yellowstone going through Cody WY, is it a good road for RV's or is it a white knuckle rd..)


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Old 04-21-2015, 05:55 PM   #58
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If you want interstate, then take I-15 north into Idaho and pick up Hwy 26 at Idaho Falls. Take 26 east to 89 at Alpine and north from there. 26 runs along the river so it's flat.

Fill with fuel for best price close to Idaho Falls or there is a big rig station (or two) in Alpine. Just south of Jackson on the left is a Smith's Grocery which also has fuel. In the same complex is a laundry and liquor store next to Smith's. The fuel station is usually very busy but if you hit it at the right time - o.k.
There's a Mexican Café in the Pilot station in Beaver Utah that has VERY good food. No, REALLY good. I always stop, and there are a lot of long haul truckers who make that stop for the food (including ethnic Mexicans, so you know it's authentic).
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:42 PM   #59
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Highway 20/14 from Cody into Yellowstone is a good highway for Rvers.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:06 PM   #60
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There's a Mexican Café in the Pilot station in Beaver Utah that has VERY good food. No, REALLY good. I always stop, and there are a lot of long haul truckers who make that stop for the food (including ethnic Mexicans, so you know it's authentic).
Feel free to stop and eat in Beaver, but be aware of a well-known tire scam in the town.
Travelers stopped in Utah for gas, were scared into buying tires, state found | The Salt Lake Tribune

I live in Utah, and I wouldn't stop in that community for any purpose.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:37 AM   #61
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The mayor AND sheriff were involved?
That's disturbing
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Ok apart from all that....I really need basic info. Here is what we want to do, after leaving Zion / Bryce we are going straight up to Jackson Hole or Yellowstone. I want to go visit the grand Tetons, but Yellow is my main focus. We plan on staying about two to three weeks in the area. I am from the flat lands of Alabama so 6 & 8% grades most of the time could be a challenge, although I feel I could handle it if it wasn't a road that was described as "white knuckle". I need suggested roads from Utah to Jackson Hole and the Yellowstone to Fishing Bridge campground in Yellowstone OR would you suggest staying outside the park and visiting Jackson Hole via car? Note: I have National Park Pass, so I get discounted national park camping. I just don't know where to enter the park and if we need to stay at one location and visit places like Jackson Hole by car?

I really need help.


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I am from the flat lands of Alabama so 6 & 8% grades most of the time could be a challenge, although I feel I could handle it if it wasn't a road that was described as "white knuckle".
There are very, very few roads that are 6 and 8% grades "most of the time". Generally, you will see stretches where they are common for 15-20 miles, interspersed with flats and 2-3% sections. A six-mile 6% grade is a very long one. Few 8% grades are more than 3-4 miles. Road engineers will find alternate routes to make the grade longer and flatter.

From what I've heard of "The Dragon's Tail" in Tennessee, that's a "white knuckle" road, which makes it a classic for sports cars and motorcycles.

These roads are much tamer.
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Here is the easiest driving from Bryce/Zion Utah:

From Bryce (depending on where you're staying) get on Hwy 89 North and take it to I-70. Follow I-70 west to I-15. Take I-15 north through Utah and into Idaho.

In Idaho continue on I-15 to Idaho Falls. Then take Hwy 26 to Alpine, Wyoming and Hwy 89.

From Alpine take Hwy 89 north through the town of Jackson which will take you into Teton Nat'l Park. Stay in the park at either the dry campgrounds of Gros Ventre (our favorite) or further north at Colter Bay campground. Both have 300 sites and rarely fill. No reservations are accepted. If you want full hookups in the national park, the only choice is Colter Bay RV which is right next door to the above-mentioned Colter Bay campground (dry camping w/water fill and dump station).

You will not be driving any big mountain grades the whole route. In the Tetons you don't drive the mountains, you will be at the bottom valley on very good roads.

Leaving the Tetons, continue heading north on 89 past Colter Bay. 89 will then take you into the south entrance of Yellowstone. Follow it to Fishing Bridge RV. You'll have no big issues on driving.

It would help if you would study the park's web sites. Each national park has one and it's full of helpful hints on things to do, road information, campground information, etc.

Here is Yellowstone's:

http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm


Here is Teton Nat'l Park:


http://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm


You might also check out Zion's and Bryce.
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Here is the easiest driving from Bryce/Zion Utah:

From Bryce (depending on where you're staying) get on Hwy 89 North and take it to I-70. Follow I-70 west to I-15. Take I-15 north through Utah and into Idaho.

In Idaho continue on I-15 to Idaho Falls. Then take Hwy 26 to Alpine, Wyoming and Hwy 89.

From Alpine take Hwy 89 north through the town of Jackson which will take you into Teton Nat'l Park. Stay in the park at either the dry campgrounds of Gros Ventre (our favorite) or further north at Colter Bay campground. Both have 300 sites and rarely fill. No reservations are accepted. If you want full hookups in the national park, the only choice is Colter Bay RV which is right next door to the above-mentioned Colter Bay campground (dry camping w/water fill and dump station).

You will not be driving any big mountain grades the whole route. In the Tetons you don't drive the mountains, you will be at the bottom valley on very good roads.

Leaving the Tetons, continue heading north on 89 past Colter Bay. 89 will then take you into the south entrance of Yellowstone. Follow it to Fishing Bridge RV. You'll have no big issues on driving.

It would help if you would study the park's web sites. Each national park has one and it's full of helpful hints on things to do, road information, campground information, etc.

Here is Yellowstone's:

http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm


Here is Teton Nat'l Park:


http://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm


You might also check out Zion's and Bryce.




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Thanks for the information, if you ever get down to the Gulf Shores Al area, I got all the info you need on the area, I worked at the PD for 20 yrs. thanks again.


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We love Gulf Shores! Have stayed at the state park many times.


You'll do just fine on your big trip to the West!!
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Would it be possible to come around the backside of the Grand Canyon and come up on the backside of Zion and Bryce? This route would have me not having to go though Vegas.


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Would it be possible to come around the backside of the Grand Canyon and come up on the backside of Zion and Bryce? This route would have me not having to go though Vegas.

What do you mean "backside of the Grand Canyon?" Are you talking about the North Rim or the South Rim?
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What do you mean "backside of the Grand Canyon?" Are you talking about the North Rim or the South Rim?

Was referring to taking hwy. 89 or 89 A to the back side of Zion. Does 89A go to the north rim?


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