Hey all! Hubby and I decided to do a kind of last minute trip out to Yellowstone and Grand Teton in 3 weeks for 10 days including travel days. I've booked flights and hotels. We can't get into park accommodations in Yellowstone but were able to get a hotel in West Yellowstone and I will keep hunting. I'm not willing to hop around though so may just stay where we are. We were able to get into a cabin at Jackson Lake Lodge so am set there.
We've visited before in the summer but this will be our first time in the fall and without kids. Excited to do some different things this time (hubby is into geology and I want to hike and see wildlife and have cooler weather than Florida!). So any good suggestions about those things are welcome.
My main question though is about the drive from Idaho falls to West Yellowstone. Our flight gets in LATE Friday night (10:49 p.m. which will be 12:49 a.m. to our bodies with the time zone change). I want to get an idea of the drive. Is it really scenic and we will regret driving in the dark and miss it? Is it difficult in terms of twists/turns and wildlife? I hate the idea of giving up part of a park day by staying near the airport Friday night and driving up Saturday morning but also hate that long of a drive on unfamiliar roads when we will be tired.
So I'd appreciate any advice/ suggestions you can give us!