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Hitching a ride ?

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Hitching a ride ?

We will be traveling in a 23ft RV and thus not allowed up the road to the Signal Mountain outlook. Does anyone know how long that road is to walk. Or has anyone had positive experience (ie someone picks you up) with hitchhiking . Thanks

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1. Re: Hitching a ride ?

The road is narrow and winding, so I wouldn't walk it. However, there is a trail to the top. Long and uphill all the way. It's legal to hitchhike in Wyoming, but you'd need to check with the park.

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2. Re: Hitching a ride ?

Oh I forgot about whether its legal

Any other options?

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3. Re: Hitching a ride ?

>Any other options?

You mean options to get to the top? I suppose you could hike up, as I said. Or you could hang around the parking area at the bottom of the road and ask for a ride.

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4. Re: Hitching a ride ?

Oh I forgot about whether its legal

Any other options?

Do you know how many miles it is? Thanks

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5. Re: Hitching a ride ?

The road is about 5 miles long and gains about 800' of elevation.

Hitchhiking in Federal Districts

Note:All land regulated by the National Park service prohibits hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.

Yellowstone National Park

36 CFR Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation shall be permitted within Yellowstone National Park except:

withing two tenths of a mile of an entrance station.

within 200 feet of a school, concession business or park service office building or visitor center.

in a residential area where signs exist establishing the area as residential areas only and discouraging public traffic.

while holding or having a sign which is larger than two feet by two feet in size.

the hitchhiker must stay off the paved surface of the roadway, though a hitchhiker may stand on pavement if clearly in a paved pullout.

where vehicles may not safely pull off of the main traffic lane

during the hours of darkness unless the hitchhiker is wearing bright clothing.

while under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs.

when hitchhiking behavior is deemed unsafe or a nuisance by Park Staff.

Grand Teton National Park

Hitchhiking shall be permitted EXCEPT: Within two tenths of a mile of an Entrance Station, Within 200 feet of a park service office building or visitor center, while holding a sign that is larger than 2'x2' in size.

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6. Re: Hitching a ride ?

Thanks for the research!'!!

Maybe we will hire a car for one day to do a driving tour of park for 1/2 day.

Jackson is only 20 mins away ??

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7. Re: Hitching a ride ?

You enter GTNP about 4 miles north of Jackson. The park extends north from there. Most of the park is within a half hour drive from Jackson.

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