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Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

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Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

Planning a driving trip for next summer from St.Louis to West Yellowstone. Will be taking I 90 getting there to see Badlands and Black Hills on the way there. Instead of coming straight home thought it may be worth while to drive through Idaho and Utah then southern Colorado on the way home. Would appreciate any ideas or opinions on this plan (mainly, is it worth the extra driving and hotel costs.). We thought this way we could see Arches and Canyonland Parks then swing by Mesa Verde . Looks like a lot of two lane roads and empty spaces leaving Mesa Verde heading east. Anyone taken this route??

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1. Re: Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

>Looks like a lot of two lane roads and empty spaces leaving Mesa Verde heading east. Anyone taken this route??

I've taken the route from Mesa Verde to Durango and then east across Colorado and up to Denver. Also the route southeast toward Santa Fe and Las Vegas NM. The roads are good 2-lane and the scenery is mostly wide open spaces east until Durango, then more mountainous as you head east. Can't say anything about roads any farther east than Denver. imo, well worth the detour if you have the time and extra travel budget.

Edited: 17 December 2013, 23:27
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2. Re: Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

DocMike, you also might want to post your question on the Road Trips forum for advice on the areas not covered by TetonBill.

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3. Re: Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

TetonBill, Thanks for the reassuring info.

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4. Re: Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

Pam, Good idea, thanks !

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5. Re: Alternate route home West Yellowstone to St. Louis Missouri

Glad you posted on the road trip forum- good info from Teton Bill and Pam.

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