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Old 05-15-2014, 12:27 AM   #15
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You can use the motor home, BUT.....there is limited parking and you could easily pull up to an attraction and have to circle around for a long time before a spot opens up. The one poster stated that he never has trouble, but it sounds like he goes to one attraction and parks all day. There are a LOT of attractions to see. The last time we stayed at Fishing Bridge (4 years ago) we did 500 miles in a our tow car.
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The park is really crowded after mid June, when most of the vacationers with school children off for the summer, arrive. I would try for an early June visit if at all possible. I personally would not want to use a motorhome to visit all the attractions available, especially at the height of the summer season.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:39 AM   #17
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The park is really crowded after mid June, when most of the vacationers with school children off for the summer, arrive. I would try for an early June visit if at all possible. I personally would not want to use a motorhome to visit all the attractions available, especially at the height of the summer season.
This is quite true. Most of the attractions have full parking lots during peak months, autos are waiting for a spot. We used to drive a Dually, LB,CC, pickup, it was hard to find a parking spot large enough for it and be within reasonable walking distance. The only way I would attempt to use the RV for a daily driver at Yellowstone is if it was a class B van.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:46 PM   #18
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I am loving all the insight and look forward to more of your experiences. I am booked at Fishing Bridge in August, therefore I am hitting the peak season for crowds
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #19
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I am loving all the insight and look forward to more of your experiences. I am booked at Fishing Bridge in August, therefore I am hitting the peak season for crowds
For over 20 years I took groups of educators around YNP in up to four 15 passenger vans traveling together in July/August. We never had an issue finding parking for all of them. Go and enjoy. To rent a car from Fishing Bridge CG, the nearest car rental is over 50 miles one way. You might not have the flexibility of traveling in a compact car, but it's still worth the effort!
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:16 PM   #20
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We have visited twice, but both times were early before the crowds, and had no trouble with using our short motorhomes (23 ft. and 26 ft.). We're planning another visit this year, but in mid September-this time with a big 29 footer....
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We have been to Yellowstone a few times in the last several years and though we tow we have seen lots of RV's touring the park.. Yellowstone popular with the Europeans and they all are touring with rented RV's.

So it can be done. Early mornings are best.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:00 AM   #22
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We did Grand Canyoning a 25ft rental. Check you might could rent a car or get a tour.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:33 PM   #23
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My first trip to YNP the summer of 1982, I was driving a 60 passenger bus. We had no problems touring the sights and finding places to park. Spent 3 days camping at Norris CG and driving about. Never had an issue with the vehicle size. Maximum speed is 45 mph, your mpg will be greatly improved. In my diesel VW I've gotten 52 mpg driving about in the park.
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I am loving all the insight and look forward to more of your experiences. I am booked at Fishing Bridge in August, therefore I am hitting the peak season for crowds
One word of caution about Fishing Bridge. The do NOT allow campfires and our kids live for the evening campfires. So we stayed at Bridge Bay and Madison. There are no hookups but there is a dump station at both and we had brand new 6v batteries and ran the generator for meals (microwaved a few pre-cooked meals).

We had a blast.
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Couple of things...., while I think it is doable, you will spend a fair amount of time getting set up again at the end of each day you are out, and also, there are some places where there are drive through areas to go see some other sites.... wish I could remember off the top of my head what I am talking about, but also along some of the Yellowstone canyon drives and such that are quite rough for a motor home... don't think I would have wanted to take my MOHO on them... we rented a car.

Upper Terrace in mammoth Hot springs area is one area, the other area I think was a little rough was firehole canyon drive, by Madison.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:25 PM   #27
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I appreciate all the input and expert advice as I try to expose and entertain my children without a dinghy! The conclusion I have come to is that I will do the circle of fire tour and also the Lamar Valley Wildlife excursion. I inquired with Enterprise rental to have a car driven to the site and then picked upon my departure, the total damage would have been close to $800. The other option was to buy a trailer package and buy a car but that would cost me in the neighborhood of $8000. So the bus tours it is!!!! Thanks for all your help as I couldn't have figured this situation out without your expert guidance!
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Whatever time you think that you will need to see Y’stone NP you better double it!

Remember that Y’stone Park itself is about 50 miles E/W and 70 miles N/S (2.2 Mil Acres) and the Grand Loop (figure 8) road is about 170 miles around. With a 45mph speed (radar controlled) limit and all the thermal attractions and the altitude (Canyon Area is 7918 ft, Old Faithful is 7365 ft and Mammoth Area is ONLY? 6239 ft) it will take a full day for each loop, when walking take it easy, carry/drink lots of water as it can be very exhausting, then you will only see the highlights. If your luck is like mine I guarantee that Old Faithful will have gone off just minutes before you arrived and will have to wait about another hour and 10-15 minutes for it to go off again kill time by walking around the upper geyser basin. When you are at Old faithful be sure to go into the Old Faithful Inn and look up when inside. When in the visitor center or the Inn they will have a sign displaying approximately when the next eruption will occur (+ or – about 10/15 minutes)

We have lived about 110 miles from the West Y’stone entrance for 50 years and go there a couple of times each summer and I still haven’t seen everything yet.
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