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What is the drive like between GTP and YNP?

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What is the drive like between GTP and YNP?

My husband and I are planning a trip to GTP and Yellowstone in August. We're planning to fly to Jackson spend a day and a half at Grand Teton and then drive to Yellowstone. I've heard the drive is beautiful. What is the road like? Is it a mountain type road with a cliff on one side or a more typical flat road through rolling plains? Thanks!

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1. Re: What is the drive like between GTP and YNP?

The road is pretty much flat. Follows along the Tetons to your left and then through forest before and after the park entrance.

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2. Re: What is the drive like between GTP and YNP?

After you pass Lizard Creek Campsite at the N end of Jackson Lake, the drive is pretty uneventful for about 10 miles (limited views/forest) as you drive along John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. After the forest, you come out in the burned out area left from the fires, with a lot regrowth.

Soon you enter into Yellowstone, and the drive ascends pretty quickly after a few miles, w/the Lewis River on your right and a very steep drop/cliff. There are several crossings of the Continental Divide, which provides your quintessential photo op.

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3. Re: What is the drive like between GTP and YNP?

You can always look at the trip in Google Earth.

Indiana
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4. Re: What is the drive like between GTP and YNP?

Thanks so much! We're used to flat land driving so it's always nice to be prepared!

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