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Yellowstone national park

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Yellowstone national park

We lucked out and got a western cabin at old faithful snow lodge first week in October this year. Any tips or recommendations on yellowstone at that time of year?

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By Orlando standards you need to bring your "winter" clothes. Could be very nice, could be cold and snowy or in between. My experience that time is nice weather would be 60's or high 50's. Bad days would typically be 50's or high 40's and rainy.

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Lucky you!

I love Lamar valley that time of year with the cottonwoods & aspens in color.

Blacktail drive also had fall colors with the rose hips & underbrush turned.

The elk are in rut- that is a magnificent thing to hear the bugling & see. Lots of elk in Mammoth & along the Madison river.

Last year I had 45F mornings & a couple of days with 50F high so bring warm layers, hat & gloves. And of course raingear!

Will you have a whole week?!

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Thanks to both of you....we will be there for six nights and looking forward to the change in climate and scenery. Of course our blood is "thin" so yes, we will have plenty of warm clothes!

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We are planning to be married in Yellowstone either in October or early next year....depends on availability of accommodation and celebrant etc. If we settled for late January, how much can we do with our family guests who have children aged 4 and 8? We would all like to see wildlife - is that unlikely at that time?

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Late January is dead Winter and the wildlife is pretty thin on the ground then. Bears are hibernating & many herd animals have gone to lower grounds. You'll see plenty of bison, maybe coyotes, & if you're real lucky foxes and wolves. The majority of Yellowstone roads close to vehicle traffic sometime in November, but you can arrange snowmobile or oversnow vehicle tours or package deals for hotels & tours. The only road open to 'regular' vehicle traffic during the winter is the one that leads into Mammoth via Gardiner Mt and then heads eastwards out of the park through the Lamar Valley. There's still much to do and see during the winter, but choices are more limited.

I know one of the Yellowstone experts will give you more specific info.

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Winter can be the best time for seeing wolves ... if you are ready for a Yellowstone winter.

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