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Old 02-14-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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Yellowstone N.P. roads

In planning a trip to YNP this summer I was wondering if there are any road restrictions for large coaches (43") in the park itself. Also if you have any suggestions for RV parks that would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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You will do fine on the roads in the park. Remember there are many big Prevost-type tour buses that are always traveling throughout the park. Be aware most roads do not have shoulders are are somewhat narrow. There are a couple turnout short loops that you could not go on, but not the through roads --- not that you'll want to do your serious sightseeing in your coach anyway.

Regarding camping suggestions, you'll want to explain your preferences. Do you want in or out of the park? Hookups or boondocking? Etc.

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Your length will make it difficult to find a camping location within YNP, 40' is the max length.

I would suggest some time in Gardiner, and some in West Yellowstone.

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Traveled thru Yellowstone 2 yr ago in a 45ft MH with no trouble what-so ever. Shoulders are narrow, plenty of pull-offs for your rig.
There are several good campgrounds in Cody, WY. I now they are a few miles from Yellowstone, but there is a lot to see in Cody. Even some between Cody & east gate. We stayed in town because of length our rig.
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I would discourage taking a large vehicle on the NE section of the loop. No/very few turnouts to accommodate your length, same for viewpoints and shops. In some places the paved roadway is about 18' wide, no shoulders, and those seem to be the best viewpoints. I had difficulty finding parking spots on the NE loop section large enough to park my long-bed, crew-cab, dually pickup one one visit to Yellowstone. We missed a lot of wildlife, wolves for instance, because I couldn't find a parking spot within 1/2 mile. I'm not one of those dummys that will block the road just to get a picture, so we did miss a lot of interesting subjects.
I suggest parking the MH at Grizzly RV park in West Yellowstone and driving into the park with the towed each day.
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We stayed at Valley View RV Park in Idaho just outside the west entrance of the park. Five mile drive into the park with the toad. Very nice park, good people.

Yellowstone is well worth the trip, no doubt about it, whichever way you get there.

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Ditto for Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone MT. Very nice and spacious, pull-thru sites. We stayed there last summer and are going again this summer.

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