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California to Yellowstone with RV

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California to Yellowstone with RV

Hi,

We are a family of 5 (3 kids) planing a trip from Cupertino Ca. to Yellowstone this August. we decided to rent a RV car, since its our first trip with a RV we are very excited and have some questions:

1. What is the best way to get their with a RV?

2. where are the best places to stop on our way?

3. any advice on RV driving to Yellowstone?

Many Thanks

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1. Re: California to Yellowstone with RV

You may have better responses in the Road Trips forum for most of what you are looking for. GoogleMaps suggest a route that would take 18 hours but uses Teton Pass. Depending on size of RV I think I would be avoiding major passes (freeway passes like Donner don't count). Those inside Yellowstone are not real significant except for Dunraven Pass so would be RV friendly. If you have the time you might consider a route through Salt Lake City and up to Jackson from the south via the Snake River Grand Canyon route, then up to Yellowstone. Adds an hour of driving time.

Where to stop depends on how many days you want to drive in a aday and how many drivers. You could make SLC in a day and then YNP the next day but they would be long days. Age of kids, and tolerance being copped up, is also a factor. Reno might be a good first day's shake out run. Winnemucca might be too hot in August. SLC for 2nd night and then to YNP (or GTNP if stopping there).

Another virtually pass-less route to YNP is up to Idaho Falls then to W. Yellowstone. Targhee Pass is pretty much a non-event so easy in RV. Not sure if it is still there but there was a huge KOA Kampground at W. Yellwostone that had a huge indoor pool. Just suggesting due to kid factor.

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