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Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone

Kettering, United...
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Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone

Hello to all you wonderful TA's.

I am finally fulfilling my "Dream", a visit to see the wildlife, and splendour of Yellowstone NP.

We will be travelling from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone(on 10th May) via the South entrance of the park.

Our accomodation at West Yellowstone is available to us on the 11th May for 1 week.

We were hoping some of you guys could suggest an affordable overnight stay somewhere on that night 10th May ?

Do we go to Jackson's Hole, or into the park ?

Also a few suggestions as to things/places to see on route would be most appreciated.

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1. Re: Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone


We are arriving in SLC on 3 June and have accommodation in GTNP for the 4th. As the flight from UK is so long we have opted to stay our first night in SLC to "recover".

On our previous trip we drove as far as Lava Hot Springs (Idaho) on the first night, but it was a bit scary as it was dark and there were warnings of deer on the road so speed had to be watched.

Just my opinion, but I think it better to stay somewhere close by the airport for a first night and then set off early next morning, take your time and enjoy the scenery. If you go through Logan Canyon and Bear Lake it is a beautiful drive and worth a few stops on the way.

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2. Re: Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone

It is a 5 hour drive thru SE Wyoming to Jackson Hole. Stay there your first night if your flight arrives early in the day. Jackson Hole is great! Enjoy a meal at the Gunbarrel Restuarant.

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