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Old 07-13-2020, 11:37 AM   #1
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Traveling from Rawlngs WY to Cody Wy

In Sept we will be heading from Rawlings WY to Cody Wy and the route we are scheduled to take is 287, 26, 20, and 120 into Cody.. Going through towns such as Muddy Gap, Riverton, Thermopolis etc...

I will be pulling a 35 ft 5th wheel, just wondering if it is a good choice..

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No issues on those highways.
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No issues on those highways.
Thank you I really appreciate your help, itís nice to know ahead of time that the route will be a good one
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I'd recommend getting the 'Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers'. It's excellent for a 'heads up' on roads. We used it all the time.
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It is a good route, except for all those people pulling 5th wheels trying to do 90 mph, good but boring from Rawlins to about Riverton. A few long hills, but mostly lots of nothing. Don't worry it gets much more scenic as you go north from Riverton.


p.s. fill up, and buy groceries in Rawlins, gas stations and grocery options are rare until you get to Cody, and gas prices are very high.
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This blog post covers the northern half of your route - Big Dude's Eclectic Ramblings: 2015 Western Trip – Days 8 & 9 - Onward To Cody
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It is a good route, except for all those people pulling 5th wheels trying to do 90 mph, good but boring from Rawlins to about Riverton. A few long hills, but mostly lots of nothing. Don't worry it gets much more scenic as you go north from Riverton.


p.s. fill up, and buy groceries in Rawlins, gas stations and grocery options are rare until you get to Cody, and gas prices are very high.
Just because there is a town on the map in Wyoming does not mean they have a gas station. I found this out last fall. The views were awesome, but when we found an actual gas station we were on fumes
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You may want to consider WY789 from Lander to Riverton to connect to US26. It is a good Wyoming 2 lane highway. It will save several miles.

The previous comment about buying everything you need in Rawlins didn't consider that Lander and Riverton are good size towns and have everything you need and are far enough from Yellowstone that prices aren't too inflated.

Keep in mind that in general everything gets more expensive the closer you get to Yellowstone. The one exception is the Walmart in Cody. A BIG Walmart. We generally stock up there before entering the park. Better to buy it there than in the park
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Thank you I will go look for it right away.. Thanks again
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I will be googling each town for gas stations.... I also carry 2 5 gals cans of diesel, it will take me maybe 100 more miles.... That is what happens when you drive the Ford 6.7 diesel... Thanks again
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Yes I did consider that, and when we were there in 2017, gas prices in Riverton were about 40-50 cents per gallon higher than they were in Rawlins
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I will be googling each town for gas stations.... I also carry 2 5 gals cans of diesel, it will take me maybe 100 more miles.... That is what happens when you drive the Ford 6.7 diesel... Thanks again
I go to Yellowstone often. I presume that is why you are going to Cody. If so, fuel in Cody. Lots of choices regardless of gasoline or diesel. If I fuel in Cody I can go on into the park and get back to civilization before refueling. I may have to fuel my Jeep in the park however. You might be required to put a few gallons of expensive park fuel in your truck as well.
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Yes I did consider that, and when we were there in 2017, gas prices in Riverton were about 40-50 cents per gallon higher than they were in Rawlins
I hope you never plan to drive to Alaska. It is what it is. It's typical to drive on the top half and fill up whenever you see it. No shopping around for best price.
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I understand it is what it is, but one can plan ahead and buy where it is cheaper
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