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road trip - denver loop June 2014

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road trip - denver loop June 2014

Im planning a 23 day drip starting and finishing in Denver flying in from UK,

I want to take in yellowstone, tetons, SLC moab and grand canyon

Is this too much in 3 weeks. I want to stay 5 nights in Yellowstone.

Advice welcome.

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1. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Yes you can do it. We've done the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone together but had a lot of driving.

This is your list on a map link-

http://goo.gl/maps/nlhSS

It really makes more sense imo to do a giant circle-

Denver

Arches NP

Jackson

Grand Tetons NP

Yellowstone NP

Cody

Rocky Mt. NP

Denver

We were just in Yellowstone and the Tetons in September flying in and out of Denver. It is a lot of driving to and from Denver but we broke up the trip by visiting sites on the way to the parks.

Best to stay in Yellowstone and book only thru Xanterra- stay in OF and either Canyon or Lake area.

Good luck!! Let us know if you have other questions!!

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2. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Grand Canyon will be a bit out of your way but consider to add Black Hills/Badlands SD to this trip. Maybe even Glacier NP but maybe too early for that.

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3. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Hi trek

There appear to be 2 similar topics on this forum. The other one lists out all the stops. Apart from that, is there any difference?

It might be better to close one or you could confuse yourself, let alone us!

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4. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Thank you. I posted twiice in error - this is my draft schedule for 23 days

Denver

Moab

Moab

Moab

Monument Valley

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

SLCity

Jackson

Jackson

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Bozeman

Yellowstone BackCountry

Yellowstone BackCountry

Yellowstone BackCountry/Bozeman

Billings

Sheridan

Rapid City or Cheyenne ??

Denver

I have removed the other post

Denver – fly home

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5. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Thanks I agree it makes more sense just to do the circle but we are travelling from UK and haven't been to the USA before so want to pack in the Grand Canyon as well. We are a mature couple and will share driving

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6. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

thanks will consider SD too depending on time allowed over the last few days back to Denver

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7. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

The drive between Bozeman and Billings is only 2 hours so I would skip Billings then head on to Sheridan and then if time do a short stop in the Black Hills of SD. Here is a link to online travel guide for info-

www.travelsd.com

Also from Denver if you are driving the same day that you arrive then I would stay in Grand Junction, CO and then get up the next day and drive to Moab by the scenic route.

Is the Yellowstone Back Country program out of Bozeman and that is why you are staying there?

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8. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Are you going to North rim or south rim of GCNP. South rim to SLC is a long drive. From North rim it will be shorter but there's only one lodging that sells out fast.

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9. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Thanks - v helpful.

Yes we need to stay in Bozeman the night before our 3 day backcountry trip in yellowstone and we will return there late on day 3

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10. Re: road trip - denver loop June 2014

Thanks, we are going to South Rim, any more recommendations on lodgings?