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Driving to Yellowstone from California

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Driving to Yellowstone from California

Hi, our family planing to take a trip to yellowstone from California by driveing (10,12,14); any recommendation of any attraction on the way. After all it a good 15 hours drive... Thanks

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1. Re: Driving to Yellowstone from California

Ronen, Google Maps says 16 - 18 hour drive, and that excludes stops. You might plot your route to go as far as St. George, UT, perhaps even further.

You could see LV, Hoover Dam, Zion National Park, etc., so many choices, we would not know where to begin, we don't know your interests.

Suggestion: Go to "Things to Do", left hand column, for each state you'll be driving through and select points of interest en route. Post back with your ideas for responses.

Really important questions for you so we can help.

Is the trip this year?

Do you have YNP lodging?

How many days for the entire trip?

How many days in Yellowstone (and include Grand Teton NP). 3 days minimum for Yellowstone to make it worth while, a day minimum for GTNP.

Edited: 11 May 2012, 04:39
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2. Re: Driving to Yellowstone from California

A swing through Zion and Bryce National Parks would be a very natural addition as they are just 30-45 minutes off your route. If you have the time, two nights in Zion, one night in Bryce.

A good break point in your trip up would be our mountain resort of Park City, Utah. From here it's less than five hours to Jackson and gateway to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.

Have fun.

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