I'll be in Bozeman, MT sometime in September. It's a work trip and we would like to trip to piggyback a sightseeing road trip through Yellowstone and GTNP afterwards.
So, this is what I've come up with, feel free to tell me if it sounds completely delusional:
Day 2: Gardiner, MT- Colter Bay, WY. Down the east side of Grand Loop Road..Tower Fall, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, and then down to Colter Bay (~118 miles.) We could head out at the crack of dawn to get to all these spots. I'm guessing we would spend four hours driving at the very most. That would leave plenty of time in between stops to get out and sight see so we could get to the hotel in Colter Bay before dark. Right? We frequently road trip long distances, so I don't think the driving is an issue. We won't be able to get out and go to far from our vehicle because my husband is disabled, he could go for short walks but there won't be any hiking or anything like that.
Day 3: Colter Bay- Jackson (~40 miles.) We would Teton Park Rd to Wyo Centennial Scenic Byway.
Day 4: Fly out of Jackson.
A few questions now:
I've heard that some roads are not paved. Are they still accessible by car?
I'd also welcome any tips on points of interest on that route.
This is just a rough draft because I just started planning this, so if you have better and alternate suggestions I'm open to suggestions. We can't extend the length of time, unfortunately.