We will be visiting YS and Cody from June 6 - 13 this year and after reading some recent posts about the weather in early June, road closures etc., I'm now worried that I need to have a Plan B in case some of the roads I have planned to travel aren't open. Here is a very general (I have a much more detailed one, trust me!) idea of our daily itinerary.
Friday, June 6th – arrive BZN 1:15pm, pick up supplies and drive to West Yellowstone for 2 night stay at Moose Creek Inn.
Monday 6/9 – all morning exploring Canyon area, head to Lake through Hayden Valley for afternoon. Back same route to Canyon.
Tuesday 6/10 – check out of Canyon and head to Cody through NE entrance (Lamar Valley), take Beartooth Highway to Rock Creek Vista, turn around and drive to Cody via Chief Joseph byway. Check into BW Ivy Inn & Suites, Cody Nite Rodeo.
Wednesday 6/11 – Buffalo Bill Center of the West all morning/early afternoon, 3pm horseback ride with Rand Creek Ranch, evening drinks on Irma porch and 6pm gunfight reenactment.
Thursday 6/12 – 8:30am Wild Mustang Tour (or maybe more museum if we don’t get enough on Wed.), 1:00 Shoshone River Rafting.
Friday, June 13th – check out early and drive to Bozeman for 3pm flight home. Google maps says 3.5 hour drive. When should we try to arrive at BZN? Before 1:30pm for 3pm departure?
Should I have a back-up plan? Or should we be okay that time of year? thanks for any advice you can give me.