I've just started planning my family's first trip to YSP & GTNP for next year. At first we thought we'd go later in June, but there isn't availability at Old Faithful Inn then. So, I've booked Old Faithful Inn for May 29-31, 2011, followed by 3 nights at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel. After that, we plan to stay two nights at GTNP.
From reading the first 20 pages on this forum, I understand that it's still cold that time of year. I understand that the Canyon Lodge should open on June 3. Barring an unpredicable blizzard, do you think we'll be able to drive to the canyon area to see the canyon and waterfalls?
Ask me to plan a trip to Disney World and I can do it with my eyes closed, but this is still very new to me. I'm an avid planner and am trying to educate myself so that my family will have the optimum experience. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise!