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Travel times in Yellowstone

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Travel times in Yellowstone

Taking a trip to Yellowstone in July 2007.

If it says X miles from place A to B along

the loop road, How long in time is it, assuming

no stops or extra congestion? For example 15

miles to go somewhere, how long will it take

without stopping

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1. Re: Travel times in Yellowstone

The maximum speed limit in the park is 45 mph. However, any wildlife within sight of the road will cause congestion, and July is a busy time of year. Traffic is better early in the morning. I wish I could be more specific, but you never know how bad the traffic will be in the summer.

Best of luck!

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2. Re: Travel times in Yellowstone

It is hard to predict!

Keep in mind that the busiest times are from the last week of June through 1st week of September. That is when the majority of visitors, tour buses, and motor homes/rv's come through. Early morning from 5 AM - 9 AM and later in the evening, 8 PM and on, are also lesser traveled times. (Watch out for wildlife crossing the roads after dark.)

The wildlife constantly moves and that creates traffic backups when people stop to take photos or watch. Last year, there were also alot of bison 'jams' where larger herds traveled down roadways in some of the canyon areas backing up traffic. You could run into a herd of bison in the morning and there would be no sign of them in the afternoon.

When we go from West Yellowstone to Madison Junction, 14 miles, we allow 1/2 hour.

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3. Re: Travel times in Yellowstone

Thanks for your help. I'm allowing about an hour

for each 30 miles or so, not counting any slow downs

for wildlife. But I'll be stopping to see the wildlife


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4. Re: Travel times in Yellowstone

Also my experience Paulkov, about 30 mph in most area's.

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