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Old 02-06-2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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Best RV Route from Grand Teton to West Yellowstone-No steep

We are planning to go to Grand Teton Nat Park, and would like to go to West Yellowstone from GTNP. We are VERY NERVOUS about the steep grades and mountain passes. Last year we went from Oregon to Yellowstone, by way of ALL THE WAY around the bottom of Idaho and back up to Bozeman, MT back down to Gardiner, MT...
IF that explains our fear.... WE know to avoid Teton Pass...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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We did the reverse routing last fall and took 191 from West Yellowstone to Jackson. Not a difficult route at all.
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Go north out of Teton NP and enter Yellowstone. The only way you're going to feel comfortable in mountains is to begin driving them. That's where the beauty is.

What is your RV? Are you not confident in the RV braking or power? Going downhill get into a low gear even before starting down; not in the midst of the downhill. You shouldn't have to use your brakes much at all if you're in the right gear.

Get the 'Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers' which will give you a 'heads up' on what's to come. Perhaps that would help.

Bottom line - don't go out of your way to avoid hills.
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We did the reverse routing last fall and took 191 from West Yellowstone to Jackson. Not a difficult route at all.
We take the same towing the F150 with no issues
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:47 PM   #6
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Best RV Route from Grand Teton to West Yellowstone-No steep

It wasnít the grade on 191 itís the lack of berm / shoulder going north because of the deep canyons to your right that stressed me out and it was difficult to enjoy the view when your nervous about centering the lane with park roads that just arenít well designed for the scope of traffic they are experiencing.

I wouldnít hesitate to go south - you hug the hill.
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Go north out of Teton NP and enter Yellowstone. The only way you're going to feel comfortable in mountains is to begin driving them. That's where the beauty is.

What is your RV? Are you not confident in the RV braking or power? Going downhill get into a low gear even before starting down; not in the midst of the downhill. You shouldn't have to use your brakes much at all if you're in the right gear.

Get the 'Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers' which will give you a 'heads up' on what's to come. Perhaps that would help.

Bottom line - don't go out of your way to avoid hills.
Would you recommend the paper or digital versions of the Mountain Directory?
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Would you recommend the paper or digital versions of the Mountain Directory?
I have the paper version and love the ability to quickly page back and forth through it. I'm sure the digital version contains some attributes not available in the paper version (I don't have the digital version) but I also like that I can easily pull it out to reference it no matter when or where we've stopped or pulled over. JMO
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Would you recommend the paper or digital versions of the Mountain Directory?
We bought the paper version years ago. I like paper maps, too!
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