United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

hiking in Yellowstone/GT -- what about the car? trail blazes?

Jump to last reply

A couple questions about the logistics of hiking in Grand Tetons and Yellowstone:

1. At the trail heads is there a designated parking area? or do we just basically pull off the side of the road and lock the car and hit the trail when we see a blaze or a sign?

2. I'm assuming there are some sort of trail blazes. I'm familiar with the East Coast/AT system with diagonal blazes for turning left or right, etc, but I have never hiked out west without a group leader in my younger days, and am wondering would it be the same sort of thing on these trails? If we are hiking off by ourselves will trails be obvious and marked?

Can you suggest a trail map that I can buy in advance so we can plan out some routes?

thanks!

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 New York City-New Things?
  2. 2 Restaurant recomendations in the east 54th Street area, please.
  3. 3 scenic route from Estes Park to Salt Lake City
  4. 4 Lake Tahoe - May Vacation Advice
  5. 5 Traveling from Vegas to Grand Canyon and Southern Utah
  6. 6 las vegas cabana reservations
  7. 7 Connecticut Highway 1. Should we do it?
  8. 8 16 Days in Utah and Colorado with Our 2 Young Boys!
  9. 9 final plans utah/arizona trip
  10. 10 Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon -- what to do when Wall Street closed??
  11. 11 Utah: Zion for sure, Arches or Bryce?
  12. 12 Unique things to do in PA with a 20 month old! (and some adults too!)
  13. 13 Alaska Trip Planning
  14. 14 4 Days in Kauai what to see and do
  15. 15 new york subway help please
  16. 16 Boston to see Sargent works
  17. 17 Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco
  18. 18 Pet-Friendly near I-95 N. Florida/S. Georgia for yappy dogs?
  19. 19 GTG Boston-Cambridge July 12
  20. 20 Moving out of states from Florida
  21. 21 Atlanta to LA
  22. 22 Driving from RI to NB, Best Place to Overnight in Maine?
  23. 23 Colorado Springs to Durango 9 days
  24. 24 Washington DC to Texas via Jacksonville, FL
  25. 25 Things to do in La Jolla
View next 25 » Back to the top