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Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Two couples in their 50s traveling to YNP for the first time. We have made reservations inside the park and are visiting for 5 days. Could someone advise on an itinerary? We are all in good health and active.

August 21 arrive at park and overnight at Grant Village.

August 22 overnight at Lake Lodge

August 23 overnight at Mammoth Hotel

August 24 & 25 overnight at Canyon Lodge.

We have not made flight arrangements. Is Cody, WY worth the trip and should be fly out of there.

Thanks for any input!

PS - Prior to our YNP trip we are doing about 10 days in Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Moab and Grand Tetons. Any helpful suggestions here are welcome. Thanks.

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I am sure Old Faithful was full when you booked, but I would try to change your night at Grant or better yet, your night at Lake to Old Faithful or even better, your first 2 nights! lol Grant, Lake and Canyon are all on the east side of the loop road so you would have some duplication. If you will watch the Xanterra website or call them you will likely be able to change that.

If you are wanting a detailed itinerary suggestion for your Yellowstone days, I would be happy to do one for you, but would prefer to wait a bit if you decide to change your lodging. Each itinerary is lodging specific, so it it helpful if things are set. At least you are not going tomorrow, lol, so we have some time!

Cody is very interesting altho the airport there has fewer flights than Jackson. Where are you flying in to initially to do your Utah Park loop? You might ask on the Utah forum, but it might be better to do your Utah loop after you do your Yellowstone loop as it may be kind of hot in Moab. I am NOT the expert on this though!

Pam

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Having done the SW part of your trip in 2007 and again this past September I agree with Pam- if you could do that part later- even in September it would not be so hot. It was very warm the second week of September in the parks in Utah.

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For our Utah trip we are flying into las vegas. We have tickets for Celine Dion at Ceasars for Aug 11th. Also we have a mule ride into the Grand Canyon booked for August 14 and that is the ONLY date avaiable so we have worked around that. I appreciate your advice. I would love for you to provide an itinerary and thinking waiting until I see if we can switch Grant reservation. Thanks.

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Oh, OK, yes, with your reservations I understand not being able to change. Keep me posted on when you are able to change Grant and I would be happy to do an itinerary for you!

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Good luck with your lodging. Just keep checking!!

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Cody is usually more expensive, check Jackson or Bozeman for less expensive flight. Jackson will get you a ride through the Tetons to get to and from YNP. Another poster just got cheep car rental out of Jackson, but not sure how long that would last!

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It looks like we may be able to get into Old Faithful Lodge. Should we take this instead of Grant Village or wait a little longer to see if Old Faithful Inn opens up?

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Old Faithful Lodge is cabins. I would grab that then continue to see if you can get what you want at the Inn.

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Thanks

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We got reservations at Old Faithful Inn on August 22 and cancelled Lake Lodge. Still working on August 21st. Thanks for your advice.