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Yellowstone to Denver

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Yellowstone to Denver


I wondered if anyone had any suggestions of how to break up our journey from Yellowstone to Denver airport? We will have done the Badlands/MT Rushmore/Black Hills side. We realise we will have to do a lot of driving and so with time can only stop in one place for the night.

I was thinking of stopping at Jackson Hole on the way and having a quick look as sadly we won't have enough time but would ideally like somewhere halfway between the two to stay. We will be checking out early from the campsite on the 4th of Sept and have to be at the airport for 5th at around 5pm time.

So, ideally would like to travel both days for about 5 hours with a stop somewhere for lunch and a look around then somewhere to stay the night at the halfway point.

Thanks for all your help!

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1. Re: Yellowstone to Denver

not an expert, but you could leave the south gate, hit up a bit of GTNP, find a nice picnic spot, turn south for the dam, then back up and over to Lander. Sinks Canyon is great, there is good food in town. Several hotels, as well as a few b&b's. Then south to Denver from there. I think (?) the timing would be about right?

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2. Re: Yellowstone to Denver

What is the make-up of your group?

There just isn't really a lot between Jackson and Denver, but if there are children or science/history enthusiasts in your traveling party, maybe a route to include Dinosaur National Monument in far northern Utah would be of interest. This would have you swinging a little west of the direct route.

We used to make the trip between Denver and Jackson in a day when we lived in Albuquerque and had relatives to stop and see in Denver. A long day for sure, but we enjoyed staying the night in Jackson.

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