Grandparents with 17,13,12,10 year olds flying to Denver and then driving to Jackson Hole, Tetons, Yellowstone, Cody and back to Denver by noon 6-19. Trying to decide the best way to drive from Denver to JHole and back to Denver from Cody. Thought it would be good for children to maybe see the Oregon Trail stops; South Pass; Pinedale; and some of the Wy towns. I can't decide the best way to come and go. This is our itinerary so far:
June 8 - arrive Denver 7:30 pm
June 9 - drive
June 10 - drive and arrive in Jackson Hole - reservations to stay
June 11 - Jackson Hole - Mill Iron Ranch ride into GTNP; Dinner Bar T-5 Chuck Wagon Dinner
June 12 - morn available to see around JH - 2pm Raft trip
June 13 - Up early drive to Lake Jenny - sightsee -on to Old Faithful Inn Ranger programs that night
June 14 - Drive to Mammoth Hot springs - see YNP sights along way- 6pm ranger walk at Albright visitor center
June 15 - up early - drive to Lamar Valley - wildlife viewing - drive Bear Tooth Pass (need to go back to Canyon Lodge for that night - best way to drive - do we backtrack?) Would like to do the scenic cruise on Yellowstone Lake that evening. Maybe trying to do too much this day
June 16 - we have reservations that night in Cody with check out on Tuesday June 18 Have time to do things around Canyon and Yellowstone Lake and then onto Cody.
In Cody - Buffalo Bill Museum, Rodeo, gunfight - maybe the reservoir on the way
June 18 - Leave to drive to Denver with flight to Atlanta June 19 at 2pm. Need driving directions Denver with things to see on way
The Denver driving to Jackson Hole and from Cody is what has me puzzled. Your ideas are very welcomed. Also what to do at Mammoth and the Bear Tooth Pass and back into the park.
Thanks for help
June 15 -