My husband and I are leaving August 3 for our YNP/GTNP vacation. Here is what I have so far for an itinerary. We know some things we really want to do in the park but I'm not sure how to arrange them. Any advice is appreciated!
Friday August 3rd - Leave home (NW Missouri) and travel to Interior SD/The Badlands.
Saturday 4th - Travel to Custer, SD. We will see Mt. Rushmore and do a few drives in Custer SP.
Sun 5th to Sat 11th - Klondike Guest Ranch, Buffalo WY.
Sun 12th - Travel from Buffalo WY to Canyon Village. We hope to stop in Cody for a little while. We will need to stock up on groceries and get bear spray. Where can you get bear spray in Cody?
Mon 13th to Wed 15th- Canyon Village. We would like to go see the overlook to the grand prismatic spring and take a half day or so hike (we are thinking mt. washburn). We will be getting up early to beat the crowds and hopefully see lots of animals. I think the road is closed from 11p-7a between canyon and tower. Where should we head early in the mornings to see wildlife, especially bears?
Thurs 16th - Leave Canyon and go to Colter Bay, GTNP. We have never gone to GTNP. What are some of the sights we should try not to miss in our short time there?
Friday 17th - Colter Bay. We have a supper float trip booked with Triangle X. We meet in Moose at 5pm. Sometime thursday or friday we would like to visit Jackson (some souvenir shopping). When would be a good time to do that?
Saturday 18th - leave colter bay and head to Terry Bison Ranch south of Cheyenne, WY. Any advice for a quick 1-2 hour stop to break up the driving this day?
Sun 19th - Cheyenne to Home. :-(
Thanks for any advice!