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grand teton area

Chilton, Wisconsin
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grand teton area

We will be in yellowstone and tetons next september 2013.After we leave yellowstone we have reservations for 2 days at signal mt lodge.Will that be enough time to see park and town of Jackson?We also thought of staying a xtra day to see Jackson and take a drive thru swan valley and victor Idaho loop. We are not sure if it is worthwhile to take an extra day to do this . Then we are leaving thru yellowstone and ending up in Cody for a nite.would it be better to do this or spend 2 days in cody. Rodeos will be over by September after Labor Day when we will be there. thank you for anyideas you can give us!

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1. Re: grand teton area

How many days have you allotted to Yellowstone? The answer can help drive the responses.

Moose, Wyoming
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>Will that be enough time to see park and town of Jackson?

Yes, 2 days is plenty of time to drive through GTNP and see the town of Jackson. Obviously, if you intend to hike, horseback ride, float the Snake River to do other activities, you may need to allow more time.

>We also thought of staying a xtra day to see Jackson and take a drive thru swan valley and victor Idaho loop. We are not sure if it is worthwhile to take an extra day to do this .

The Swan Valley-Victor drive is scenic, but I'd suggest you instead spend that time elsewhere, maybe YNP or Cody.

>Then we are leaving thru yellowstone and ending up in Cody for a nite.would it be better to do this or spend 2 days in cody.

Cody is a scenic western town, with the big draw being the BB Museums (and the rodeo during the summer). You could use the second day to drive the Chief Joseph or the Beartooth (if it's still open when you're there in September). Or you could add the extra day to Yellowstone.

Chilton, Wisconsin
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We are flying into Billings and driving as far as red lodge where we have a reservation at comfort in on sept.7 2013.We are driving the beartooth the next day to Cook Ciy and Silver gate entrance and proceeding to canyon via lamar area. The next day we will be staying at snowlodge.On the10 thwe will beheading to signal mt for 2 days.When we return via yellowstone to Cody we thought we would catch lake area of yellowstone and go on to cody that same day . then we would drive Chief josephs on way home to billings and catch flight home next day to wi thank you anything you can add will be helpful.

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I think you are "shorting" yourselves for Yellowstone. I'd give it more time if possible. If you read some other posts, with responses showing itineraries, you'll see why many believe you need 3 days in that park. In any case, try to stop and smell the roses at the many viewpoints and watch for wildlife. The Lake area is worth a look, but typically won't provide the drama of the other areas (e.g., Hayden Valley, the several geyser areas, etc.).

Ballwin, Missouri
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What is latest info on wild fires?? How bad is the smoke.....and the visibility?

Moose, Wyoming
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It's been hazy over the Tetons the last couple of days, with bad visibility. I wouldn't call it smokey, just very hazy.

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Today, I had lunch at the Jackson Lake Lodge, and we could not see the mountains that were right in front of us. Yesterday, we stopped there, mid-day, and they were beautiful...not clear, but, you could see them well enough to see their grandure. Got a couple of nice photos of sunset over the mountains

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8. Re: grand teton area

How's that fire that we saw last week on the south side of Jackson? I hope no property has been lost.

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9. Re: grand teton area

It's about under control on the sides that were threatening the town and other structures. Even some of the hiking trails near Snow King have reopened. But there's still a lot of smoke and haze in the valley. No buildings have been lost, although one firetruck was burned up.

Edited: 10:26 am, September 19, 2012
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