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Old 08-02-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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Cody WY to Grand Teton

Hello Everyone-

I need some advice. We are in Cody, WY and planning to leave tomorrow to drive to Colter Bay RV Park in Moran, WY. We were planning on driving west on 14/16/20 and enter Yellowstone's east entrance and then head south on 191/26/89 to Moran. (My GPS wants us to drive all the way south to Riverton and then head north east on 26/287.)

We are traveling in our 45' motorhome towing our car. Has anyone driven the first way I described and can we do this safely and comfortably with our rig?

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

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Leslie,

We just drove 14/16/20 into the east entrance of Yellowstone from Cody with no problem at all. We're in a 41' pulling a toad. It was a beautiful drive. We did not, however, travel south to Moran, so I can't help you there. We continued through the park to West Yellowstone. Have a great and safe trip....Gayle
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GPSs are not always the best way. Definitely take 14/16/20 through the east entrance of Yellowstone and head south to Grand Teton. We've done it often with our 40' and your 45' will also be o.k.
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no issues, in gran Teton try Gos Ventre, very nice
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Thanks everyone,
We made it to Colter Bay with no problems. It was a beautiful drive but slow at times.
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Just do it! Plus the scenery is awesome!
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We made it to Colter Bay with no problems. It was a beautiful drive but slow at times.
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Where are you heading next? I worked and played in that area for over 20 years. One strong caution, do not try to leave Jackson Hole by way of WY 22 west up Teton Pass. 10% grades up and down, no place for an RV! US 26 E thru Togwatee Pass is much better, beautiful scenery. Stop at the Cowboy Cafe in Dubois for a piece of pie!
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191 south of Jackson to 80 is a good road
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When you get to Grizzly, take your bathing suit back into the park. Just south of Madison Junction is the Firehole Canyon Rd., a one way road heading south that joins up again with the road to Old Faithful. At almost the end of that road you will come to a parking area, restrooms, and a neat swimming hole. It's not advertised or marked on park maps, but it's supported by the NPS. Great place to wade, go upstream a bit and play in the falls, etc.
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Just south of Madison Junction is the Firehole Canyon Rd., a one way road heading south that joins up again with the road to Old Faithful. At almost the end of that road you will come to a parking area, restrooms, and a neat swimming hole. It's not advertised or marked on park maps, but it's supported by the NPS. Great place to wade, go upstream a bit and play in the falls, etc.
Here's a link to the spot. There's also a hot spring area in the river across from Mammoth campground.

Madison Area Natural Highlights, Page 2 - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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Here's a link to the spot. There's also a hot spring area in the river across from Mammoth campground.

Madison Area Natural Highlights, Page 2 - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
The hot spring is called the "Boiling River." Pull into the parking lot on the East side of the road to Gardiner right near the sign that marks the 45 Latitude. (Across from a picnic area) You have to hike along the river about 800 yards to the area that the run off from Mammoth Hot Springs mixes with the Gardiner River. Careful, there's cold, very hot, and just right temperatures. In Victorian times there was a bathhouse, but all that has been removed. Unless the river is running high, the area is open for soaking.
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Where are you heading next? I worked and played in that area for over 20 years. One strong caution, do not try to leave Jackson Hole by way of WY 22 west up Teton Pass. 10% grades up and down, no place for an RV! US 26 E thru Togwatee Pass is much better, beautiful scenery. Stop at the Cowboy Cafe in Dubois for a piece of pie!
Wish we knew that before we drove it! DH said it was the toughest road he's driven, but he did a great job. X2 on Gros Ventre CG.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Yesterday we drove the Teton Pass in the car and was very glad not to be driving the moho. We will be heading out of the Grand Tetons north through Yellowstone and straight to Grizzly at West Yellowstone. We will tour the park in the car.

The hot springs sounds like fun.

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We just drove Teton Pass today from Ashton ID to Jackson. It was breathtakingly beautiful, and we didn't find it bad in the MH. The coach did fine, and DH let it do most of the work. We took it slow on purpose - 35 to 40 mph. I don't think anyone would want to go faster. I was comfortable at that speed. I would've been screaming at DH if we had gone any faster.
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