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Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in August

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Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in August


We are two families trying to plan a week trip to Yellowstone NP and possibly also the Grand Tetons.

We will be flying in to Denver and then driving over to the National Parks. I realise this will cost us a day each way but the other flight options are just too expensive.

We will either have 5 1/2 or 6 1/2 full days in the parks.

Any recommendations on how best to divide up our week? and other than Old Faithful what best to see to get a great impression of the two parks without having loads of driving whilst we are there (getting there and back will be driving enough!)


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1. Re: Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in August

OK first thing to do is to get lodging in the park if possible and book only thru Xanterra. Here is a great article about lodging in YNP. Do not just depend on the website but call. If that is not an option then check out of park locations per info in the article-


The park is huge and there is much to see and do- what your specific interests are will help determine what you want to see but here is the link to some of the more popular places to visit in the park-


Second bit of info is the number of days in each park. If you have 5 1/2 then I would go with 4 in YNP since it is much larger and 1 1/2 in the GTNP.

There is some great info in the Top Questions section of the YNP forum- link here-


Good luck and let us know if you have more questions.

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