We (4 adults) will be coming into Yellowstone from Billings (leaving @ 6 am) via Gardiner on June 7. Thinking that we'll do the upper terrace at Mammoth, stop at the Midway Geyser Basin and arrive at OF around lunchtime. Spend the afternoon at OF and head over toward our Canyon lodgings around 4-5.
Here's my question: Trying to decide if we should head over to Canyon via West Thumb (dinner @ Lake? drive through Hayden Valley @ dusk?) before checking in, OR go to Canyon via Norris and do Canyon to Fishing Bridge and back to Canyon (for 2nd night lodging) the next day
The third day (June 9), we plan to head out of the park via Lamar Valley via Tower/Roosevelt (perhaps spending night just outside the park) and (fingers crossed) back to Billings over the Beartooth Highway. Any and all suggestions will help. Our first trip to YNP. Thanks!