1st thanks to everyone who takes the time to reply to posts as I have learnt loads. I had originally planned to travel in 2013 but had to change plans but have picked up lots of hints and tips such as which book to buy (Yellowstone treasures) and when there was a sale on lodging at Grand Tetons (saved money) to name but a few.
I would appreciate any help in my planning. I will be flying into Jackson on the 8th June 2014 with my daughter. She is only staying for the 1st 4 nights ( we will have been to San Francisco and Las Vegas) after that I will be travelling on my own. I will be 44 years old and wish to see wildlife, museums and places of natural beauty.
I pick up my hire car at Jackson and and return it at Denver on the 20th August 2014 and fly back to UK on 21st August 2014.
I have the following already booked:
4 nights ranch inn
3 nights Jackson Lake LodgeÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Grand Tetons
3 nights old faithful
3 nights canyon
3 nights Roosevelt
I would like to visit the following places:
Bozeman, Butte, MissoulaÃÂ ,Columbia falls, Glacier national park, Great falls, Billings, Cody, Thermopolis, Sheridan, Gillette, devils tower, Mount Rushmore, Douglas, Casper, Rawlings, Saratoga, Cheyenne, Estes park, Boulder, Denver.
Can anyone suggest the best route? Starting from Roosevelt and ending in Denver.
Are some of the locations close enough that I don't need to spend the night there? I have 58 nights in total so could I spend a week or so in some places and make day trips to the others.
I would like to go to a rodeo as I have never been. Is the Cody stampede the same as the Cody nite rodeo or should I plan to stay in Cody 1-4th July?
Are there any places in Wyoming not on the list that you would recommend?
I would like to go to the cookout at Roosevelt but have never been on a horse is it suitable for complete beginners?
Do I need to pre-book all my accommodations or will I be able to get some where to stay on an adhoc basis?
As I am visiting Yellowstone in June should I go back in August? Would I notice much difference?
Would you recommend going to Cheyenne Frontier Days?
Thanks in advance