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Old 05-11-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Yellowstone to Cody, Wy?

We are trying to plan our next move of this trip from West Yellowstone to Cody, Wy pulling our 23 foot travel trailer. My question is, is it feasible to make the drive through the park on the southern route? On the map it looks doable but looks can be deceiving.

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That is not a difficult drive and you should not have any problem there.

If you are not in a hurry, try going out the NE park entrance on hwy 212 through Silver Gate and Cooke City. Then turn south on Chief Joseph Highway (hwy 296) and hwy 120 to Cody. This route is a lot longer, but far more scenic. Crossing Dunraven Pass inside the park will be fairly steep, and there are some steep sections on Chief Joseph, but i have never had any trouble pulling my 5er over that route.

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Thanks for the info. Today we are going into the park for the first time and then we have 4 more days to explore. After Yellowstone we will be off to Mt Rushmore.

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We usually travel from Cody to W. Yellowstone and it is not a bad ride. I don't think it should be anymore difficult going East. You do go up to 8600-8800 ft. but it's a nice ride. I personally wouldn't go out the NE entrance towwing; it would be a nice side trip with your truck.
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We did go out the East entrance and it was a spectacular drive. I thought the Grand Canyon was my favorite spot until we came to Yellowstone. Two more days to Mt Rushmore!

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We were up there last year and thought the East Gate to Cody was fine for an RV going out. We were not pulling but I always look at it from a RV point of view and thought it would be OK. Going out the climb is more gradual and a lot more down hill than going in that way. I though it would be fine for my Class A.
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I took that route 2 years ago and thought it was great. There were no difficult turns and the road is in good condition. I went to Cody to get my frig repaired but stayed a week because we loved the place and the scenic highways that meet there. Have fun. I wish I was joining you.
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We are trying to plan our next move of this trip from West Yellowstone to Cody, Wy pulling our 23 foot travel trailer. My question is, is it feasible to make the drive through the park on the southern route? On the map it looks doable but looks can be deceiving.

Thanks, Phil
Went out the east entrance last year in a class C. Going up and over the mountain was exciting to say the least.
Did not have a problem using tow-haul coming down. Of course the V10 was screaming going up.
They were repaving the road so we just took it easy.
The ride from the east exit to Cody is a great ride. There's another park right out of Yellowstone that's almost as interesting as the NP itself.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #9
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We made the reverse of your trip last spring. What a great drive.
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