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Old 03-04-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Houston to W. Yellowstone

Finally retirement is almost here we plan on leaving Houston area after oldest grands graduation...heading to w.yellowstone...since this is our 1st trip out west, sure could use some route suggestions. Thanks, Ron & Jan
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Congrats on the upcoming retirement. You'll love W. Yellowstone it's a great little town. We stayed at Grizzly RV Park. The onsite staff is great and very helpful. Access to the park is just down the street. I'll leave getting you there from your area to someone more familiar with the best route. Have fun as I'm sure you will. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Be sure to see the grizzly bear and wolf discovery center there! Plus Yellowstone is great! There is also a place in Idaho not far from there you can drive your RV through that has bears and other wildlife! Fun! We loved it there!
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If you use google.maps or mapquest you will see that your trip is mainly north and only a little west ... more importantly, you will be going from elevations measured in 100's of feet to those measured in 1000's of feet ... there are lots of choices of how to get there ... and lots of choices on what to experience along the way. For instance, you can go through Colorado Springs and visit Garden of the Gods and the Air Force academy ... or you can go through the plains of Nebraska and visit Pioneer Village and Chimney Rock ...

In addition to what previous posters have mentioned, there are two more "don't miss" near Yellowstone ... the Tetons (Jenny Lake in particular) ... and the Cody Museum (this is really four museums in one) and will take at least a half a day to absorb ...
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Wow, that's a tough order without more info. Are you wanting to try to see all the sights along the way, or just burn the superslabs straight through? Any locations that you MUST go through on the route to see friends or relatives? How much time do you want to spend getting to Yellowstone? What do you like - mountains, desert scenery, Indian ruins or all the above?

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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Also try to go thru Ricky mountain national park in Colorado! Estes park is a great tourist town. 2nd the Tetons and Jackson hole.
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Or..take the southern route...ABQ...Flagstaff to Grand Canyon. the see the North Rim, St George and Arches NP then head up through SLC then the back way into W. Yellowstone. You could head farther north to Glacier NP up in Montana then head home. Catch the Teatons on the return and you can head to Colorado for the Rockies. Man, that's an ambitious trip. Could take a whole spring/summer to do.
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Or..take the southern route...ABQ...Flagstaff to Grand Canyon. the see the North Rim, St George and Arches NP then head up through SLC then the back way into W. Yellowstone. You could head farther north to Glacier NP up in Montana then head home. Catch the Teatons on the return and you can head to Colorado for the Rockies. Man, that's an ambitious trip. Could take a whole spring/summer to do.
I'm doing that trip pretty much starting August 3rd
From Fort Worth thru Nebraska Sth Dakota, Jasper, Banff, Glacier, Yellowstone
It's all happening in 9 weeks hopefully.
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Friend, you are in luck. US-287 starts in Port Arthur where you can turn-around at the bayfront and it will take you north all the way into Yellowstone. The northern terminus is just a few miles short of the Canadian border. An impressive set of differences from the bayous of near-Louisiana to nearly Glacier National Park at the other. All on one road.

Parts of it have been subsumed by Interstate when up in Colorado and Wyoming yet it's been a daydream of mine to take that route all the way just to say I've done it (even when a bit of a pain through towns, but it's a truck route in all instances so lights, clearances and signals plus lighting are good).

A boyhood in Dallas and parents from Colorado means that many miles of that road are at soul depth for me. I recommend it wholeheartedly. And, of course side trips (such as Estes Park) are easy to include.

U.S. Route 287 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's hoping one of the old roads (1939) also appeals to you!

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