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13 day road trip to the parks

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13 day road trip to the parks

need some help. we are retired with time on our side and we are planning a road trip to the parks. leaving reservations for hotels till we arrive places. time planned is september 15 to september 28, 2013. we will fly into slc and rent a car. see the tabernacle and leave the next day for jackson hole to hub and see the grand tetons and yellowstone for 4 days. next we will drive to cody and stay 1 night and then drive to rapid city to hub and see mount rushmore, crazy horse etc with a stay of 3 days. from there we drive to cheyenne and stay for 2 nights and then to denver and vail with a stay of 2 nights. are we missing anything else along the way? does our time frame for our stops seem doable? thanks blondd

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1. Re: 13 day road trip to the parks

Make sure you check out when things start closing. Mid to Late September is almost at the end of the season.

nps.gov/yell/…CP_JUMP_127510

Be prepared for all kinds of weather, bring layers in case it gets cold.

It is also a little risky waiting to make reservations for YNP until you arrive, even though you're visiting during a "quieter" time, I'd hate for you not be able to find lodging.

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