Is it worth it to make the detour off the upper main loop to see the Lamar Valley if we can’t be there during sunrise or sunset in early August? Realistically, I can’t see getting my family of five out the door to make the one hour drive via Gardiner by 5:30 am.
We’ll be close to the Lamar valley, on the upper loop, just once during our trip. If we can’t be there early morning or evening, will late morning be okay? We’ll be so close—it feels wrong to just drive by. But if there won’t be much to see or we’ll be disappointed, then maybe it’s better to spend those precious minutes elsewhere in the park.
Thank you for any thoughts!