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stops between SLC and Grand Teton

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stops between SLC and Grand Teton

Flying into SLC in early May -- any suggestions for nice stops/places to stay en route for a day or so? thanks

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1. Re: stops between SLC and Grand Teton

I would drive straight thru the Wyoming route to Jackson Hole. It will take you about 5 hours and there is not much to do along the way except to enjoy the scenery. Jackson Hole has great museums, restaurants, etc. We've done that before and it worked well. I'd rather get to Jackson Hole and enjoy the town!!!

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I agree with the previous poster. Head straight to Jackson and enjoy the scenery along the way, and then enjoy what Jackson has to offer. If your flight is getting in too late to drive straight through,then I would take the quickest route (through Idaho Falls to hwy 26) and just stop along the way to sleep then get up early and head to Jackson.

If you aren't in a rush then you could take the more scenic route on Hwy 89 with some things to stop and see (Bear Lake for a Raspberry Shake).

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3. Re: stops between SLC and Grand Teton

If you want to go slow and enjoy the trip up then there are two places I would recommend staying.

One would be in the Garden City UT area on Bear Lake. This is a beautiful mountain lake and lots of fun things to do, plenty to keep you busy for a day or two, biking, boating, swimming, caving, a summer theater, walking/shopping the main street, picnicing, golfing, antiquing. (it isn't Jackson by any means, which imho is part of the charm).


Or head up to Lava Hot Springs in Idaho. Again a very small town with small town fun.

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4. Re: stops between SLC and Grand Teton

We did the trip the second week of May last year. We took the scenic route through Bear Lake as suggested above. It was a nice drive through a lot of little old fashioned towns. Bear Lake is really pretty with such a vivid color. We stopped for a Rasberry milkshake. Yummy.

May turned out to be a great time to go last year. The temps were in the 70s and animals were everywhere. But prepare for colder weather just in case. Hope you have nice trip.

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