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Old 04-06-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
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SF to Tetons/Yellowstone - Overnight stops on the way?

Driving from San Francisco to the Tetons/Yellowstone in May and looking for suggestions for good/safe overnight spots along the way. Planning on taking 3-4 days on the drive (250-300 miles a day). I'll take the 80 most of the way. Thinking rest stops and maybe walmarts might be the best option. Ideas?
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:24 PM   #2
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Here's a few ideas

WalMart Stores
Kmart Stores
Target Stores
Sam's Club Stores
Costco Stores
Camping Worlds
Cracker Barrel
Lowes Stores
Flying J Truck Stops
Loves Travel Stops
Rest Areas
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Elko NV, couple of RV parks, really good Basque restaraunt (Star Hotel). '

Jackpot NV, RV park, not expensive.

Twin Falls Id, county rv park right on a small stream

North on ID 75 thru Ketchum and Sun Valley-up to Redfish Lake; very scenic.

Visit Driggs, Victor ID to see the backside of the Tetons

Head up hwy 20 then 47 to Mesa Falls. Continue N to W. Yellowstone

South of Twin Falls is a fantastic place called City of Rocks N Historic Site. The Overland Trail runs thru here and you can see Newspaper Rock where the pioneers made inscriptions into the rock with axle grease from their wagons. Makes you stop and think. Very nice state park (and hot springs resort) too!

How much time did you say you have?
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Driving from San Francisco to the Tetons/Yellowstone in May and looking for suggestions for good/safe overnight spots along the way.

Planning on taking 3-4 days on the drive (250-300 miles a day).

I'll take the 80 most of the way.

Thinking rest stops and maybe walmarts might be the best option. Ideas?
Wal*Mart locations -

Look over the locations - few and far between, so you will likely need to adjust your travel times to work, with the available stops. We are also Wal*Mart parking lot sleepers, Safe/Security - Lighted - Room - Usually fairly Quiet - Usually have Food - Convenient, along the routes. Easy to pull in pull out in the Dark, if needed.

I'd push for longer days across Nevada - not a lot to see, and to be parked in a Parking lot running the Generator vs Driving to the National Park........... seems like a no brainer....... drive a little more, gain a day or two in the National Parks or State Parks, you are out to Visit. JMHO.

If you drive in from SLC - Jordanelle Lake is a nice SP along the route - Possible - Dinosaur NM with the extra time gained by driving longer - Flaming Gorge also then up RT 89 to Alpine then to Jackson and the Tetons.

We also love to get off the main roads and explore - Ogden Rt 39 might be fun but not for everyone, Love those Mountains/Canyons/Lakes/Ski Resorts, in Utah and the drives to and from.

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West Wendover, NV has a huge parking lot Accross from the Casino's. Lots of trucks & RV's with all the generator's running!
Spend a couple of bucks & stay in a park with hookups.
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