I know it's fairly late in the season and that many of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton Nat'l Park facilities will be closed, but do you think we'll be okay with the following itinerary. We plan to do sightseeing and some short (2-8 mile) hikes, but don't have details yet. Is it okay that we're going to explore Yellowstone before the Grand Teton area or should we do the reverse?
Sept. 28: Arrive at 9:00pm at JAC, rent car, spend night at Hatchett Resort in Moran. (Or would it be better to stay in Moose (closer drive from airport and more restaurant and grocery options).
Sept. 29: Breakfast at Hatchett Resort, drive to Yellowstone, buy groceries at Grant Village General Store (I think it closes for the season on Sept. 30), explore Yellowstone Lake area, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley on way to Silver Gate, MT, Spend 2 nights at Grizzly Lodge.
Sept. 30: Buy more groceries in Silver Gate or Cooke City, return to Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Return to Grizzly Lodge.
Oct. 2: Explore Upper and Lower Geyser basin areas.
Oct. 3: Explore Upper and Lower Geyser basin areas.
Oct. 4: Check out. Explore Upper and Lower Geyser and Grand Teton Nat'l Park en route to Pony Express Motel in Jackson for 4 nights.
Oct. 5: Explore Grand Teton Nat'l Park.
Oct. 6: Explore Grand Teton Nat'l Park.
Oct. 7: Explore Grand Teton Nat'l Park.
Oct. 8: Check out, return car, fly out of JAC.
Thanks in advance for your feedback and suggestions!