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Old 02-22-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question West Yellowstone to Cody Wy

can you take a 40' MH thru park and how bad is the traffic?

40' MH and toad.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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We were there last summer. I didn't drive the MH through the park, however I did see some on the road but most were class C. The problem may be getting through when people are stopped while they look at the wildlife. When that happens it is hard to get a car through. The roads through the park are all two lane and somewhat narrow in spots. The traffic otherwise was not too bad. We drove through the park to the Grand Tetons and on to Jackson Hole and back. But like I said we were in our toad.
It is a beautiful area you won't be disappointed.

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Old 02-22-2014, 12:50 PM   #3
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we have done it several times with a 40 footer and toad no problem as far as the road goes
but the bison might decide to take a stroll down the middle of the highway and traffic will be backed up forever and a bear might be in in a meadow and another traffic jam.
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As stated, "Lookie Loos" will be your biggest problem. Allow lots of time, speed limits are low, 35-45 MPH, with many going slower enjoying the sights.

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Not a problem, however in the warm weather season finding campsite is a problem.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:11 PM   #6
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Yes you can, with the exception of the NE quadrant road which is narrow, hilly and lots of curves, no place large enough to pull-out/park if you want to sightsee (it is doable though, one of our members drove the Beartooth highway in his 40'MH from Cooke City, MT all through the park). We've been through from West Yellowstone to Cody and out the South entrance pulling our 40' 5er several times.
Read through the search results for Yellowstone entrance for a wealth of Yellowstone information.
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Do it. I loved the drive into Cody out the East gate. If you are into boon docking you will find several excellent spots along the way. If you want to stay in Cody you will love the Ponderosa Camp ground. On hook your toad and see the Beartooth hwy and the Chief Joseph hwy. Those memories will stay with me and will be the measure that I compare all other camping trips too.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:57 PM   #8
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I did the the reverse direction in a 45' with toad last time we were out that way. No problems at all going through the park on the main road. As I recall there's a choice of which way to go around the center loop, so you might ask the ranger at the entry booth which is preferred. I don't remember which way we went.
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You should have no problems as long as you stay on the main loop road and conecting entrance roads. Dont take Grand Loop Road between Rt 16 and 212. Lots of construction, narrow windy sections and unpaved sections. I did that section in october (car) and the road construction delays were terrible (and not due to sightseers).

Not sure if that section of road work will be done when Yellowstone opens for the 2014 season.
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Don't have a 40' ride but have traveled that way three times in a 36' rig with toad. Beautiful between Cody and East gate. Go for it!!

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You can easily make the drive from West Yellostone to Cody. We've done it. If just driving and not siteseeing we would suggest you leave early morning to avoid the big rush. The road is just fine for a 40'. You just can't be in a rush as you never know what kind of critters will be the main attraction of the day.
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Did it last year with 45' towing my Jeep. Left early morning, still had traffic, animals, sightseers, but made it with patience. Not a bad drive at all. Have fun.
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thanks to all. Looking forward to trip
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Do it. I loved the drive into Cody out the East gate. If you are into boon docking you will find several excellent spots along the way. If you want to stay in Cody you will love the Ponderosa Camp ground. On hook your toad and see the Beartooth hwy and the Chief Joseph hwy. Those memories will stay with me and will be the measure that I compare all other camping trips too.
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