A group of 4 "mature travellers" (late 50s-early 70s) from Australia, visiting mid June 2012, we will be spending 4 nights at West Yellowstone before heading north to the Canadian Rockies (Banff/Jasper). Given that we will have already done a cruise from Vancouver to Seward and had a few days at Denali NP in Alaska and that we don't have a lot of time after that, I'd appreciate advice on whether to try to fit the Beartooth Highway into our itinerary and whether the GTTS Rd would be a preferred trip if it is open.
Tentative plans (and yes, we can cope with long days of driving though not many in a row) are to leave West Yellowstone Monday morning, stay Browning or St Mary Monday night (whether via Beartooth Hwy or not - we know it would add a few hours to the day's drive), stay Waterton Park Tuesday night, arrive Banff Wednesday night. I know this is tight and rushed, but we do want to fit in as much as we can - it's a "one and only trip" for 3 of us (and a return visit for #4 in the group though she has done neither Beartooth nor GTTS). We plan to do most sightseeing from the car and scenic viewpoints (few walks etc.).
Thanks in anticipation, Jill