Hi all, I have posted a couple of threads already in the Colorado forum and have had some great replies, I thought I would post a new thread rather than add to one of my existing ones.
My husband and I are flying into Denver in September and spending 2 nights in Estes Park before travelling on to South Dakota for 3 nights, Cody 2 nights, Yellowstone 4 nights, Grand Tetons 2 nights and 1 night somewhere on the way back to Denver airport.
With flight times/long drives etc, it would mean that we would only have one full day to spend in RMNP and I am really beginning to think that we are short changing this wonderful area. We will be arriving on the Saturday of Labor day so will be dealing with high crowds also. We can’t really add a day to the holiday and as convenient as it would be to fly home from Jackson Hole and save that overnight stop on the way to the airport, extra flight costs and one way drop car rental charges would leave this an expensive option.
So I was thinking we could drop a night in Cody WY and use it purely as a stopover on the way to Yellowstone and accept that we won’t be able to do much sightseeing around the area.
I know it’s a difficult question to answer as it’s a different state! But what would you do? One full day in RMNP and keep the two nights in Cody or 3 nights/2 days in RMNP and just a one night stopover in Cody?