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Old 07-13-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Traveling Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore during Oct

Looking for anyone who has travelled from Lethbridge, Alta to Mesa, AZ via Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone thru New Mexico. We have a 38' motorhome & tow a car. We would be doing this in early Oct so not sure what to typically expect for weather travelling this route. And any info. on best route would be appreciated
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Here's the Yellowstone link for road information along with phone numbers to call while you're traveling for updates.

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm

Mammoth campground in the park is open year-round and is a nice place to stay. We've been there often with our 40' motorhome.

Weather the first part of October.....toss a coin. At that time of year anything can happen but also, nothing could happen but a crisp fall day! Just assemble some phone numbers to call as you're traveling. For New Mexico you should be safe.
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Snow is a possibility in October, especially in Yellowstone. Worst case could be a delay of a day or two. You will encounter freezing nighttime temperatures, so make sure your rig is ready.
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Thanks for the help, looks like it's a go this fall
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I've had snow, enough to cover and close roads, in July, August, September, and October in the Greater Yellowstone area and park. Have a flexible schedule, if the roads close, you'll have to wait it out for a day or so. Pack a few incandescent light bulbs or small heaters to ward off freezing in your compartments, I have a couple of wireless remote thermometers to keep an eye on mine in cold weather. If you stop at a campground with full hook ups, don't leave your water hose connected, just fill your on board tank, drain the hose, and put away until next use.

It's a beautiful time to see the parks, Have a great trip!
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If you stop at a campground with full hook ups, don't leave your water hose connected, just fill your on board tank, drain the hose, and put away until next use.
...same goes for the sewer hose. Dump and put it away on cold nights.
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Is there anyway you can move up a month. Usually cool in Sept. and cold with snow in Oct.
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