My first forum post ever!
Anyways I'm planning a trip sept 22-29 for my boyfriends 30th birthday. Ive been reading tons of forums (mainly tetonbill's suggestions) but haven't found an itinerary from SLC to Jackson around to Henrys lake Through yellowstone and specifically for fisherman. We're flying to SLC so we can take in the state views on our traveling days and plan to be in the yellowstone vicinity for 6 nights and I'm trying to figure out how to divide our time. We Are planning this last minute so not really any options IN the Yellowstone unless we want to camp. My boyfriend loves to fly fish so we will be wanting accommodations in the best fly fishing Areas and I would love to do short rafting and horseback riding trips. Here is my rough idea on our trip but I really need some experienced feedback. Keep in mind we are young outdoorsy and on a budget, trying to spend 75-150 on accommodations and really want to get the feel of the 'old west' , nothing fancy.
Slc to jackson
9/22-24 stay in the jackson vicinity for two nights to explore the area, go rafting, fish, enjoy the town and explore Tetons
9/24-25 find accommodations in YSNP for one night , if not then spend the extra night by the south entrance to Yellowstone or West entrance
9/25-28 rent a cabin around henrys lake or island park, check out Mesa falls , go back into the park to fly fish, hike, see the sites. Harriman Park has horseback riding so maybe do that here?
The reason why I'm thinking to stay west entrance for the longest stretch is because there's great fishing And also easy accessibility to the park to go for the day without driving far. Is this correct? If so should we just do two days between jackson and south entrance then drive straight through the park to stay in henrys lake area four nights?
9/29 Because we fly out of SLC ( and flying internationally) at 7:00am we were thinking to just drive through Idaho to SLC and sleep in the cAr someplace on the way down, not to waste money on a hotel. Any suggestions on sites, fishing spots or cheep places to stay on this stretch of hwy 15?