United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Driving CA 395
  2. 2 Yosemite - importance of staying in park?
  3. 3 Hotel location Albuquerque
  4. 4 New England Tour
  5. 5 Short warm weather family vacation in January or February
  6. 6 Glacier National Park 2018
  7. 7 Hawaii wedding
  8. 8 I-84 Columbia Gorge
  9. 9 Trip Report Adirondacks trip repot
  10. 10 2 Grannies, 2 parents & 1 three-yr-old
  11. 11 Suggestions for Sedona and Grand Canyon
  12. 12 Great Lakes extended road trip
  13. 13 Los Angeles Area Restaurants - 2017 Edition
  14. 14 Looking for areas to live? Commuting to Palo Alto
  15. 15 Philadelphia Traffic Help
  16. 16 sf Chinatown restaurant
  17. 17 50th Anniversary ocean stay with luxuries?
  18. 18 Botanical gardens on Maui, Hilo, and Kauai: how much do they differ?
  19. 19 City of Seattle: What we might miss and the kick ourselves later
  20. 20 Downtown Denver hotel
  21. 21 When will Key West be recovered from Irma?
  22. 22 San Diego with teens in Februsry
  23. 23 Trip Report Olympic National Park (3-4 Days)
  24. 24 San Diego VRBO area
  25. 25 Queen Anne or Belltown Hotel
View next 25 » Back to the top

How long to drive direct through Yellowstone NP traveling N-S?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are driving our friend's car to L.A. for him and making a road trip out of it. We're taking a northern route and we don't have much time to sightsee, but I mapped our drive as scenically as possible. On our third day of travel we will be departing Rapid City, SD in the early morning to arrive at Red Lodge, MT hopefully by noon, then proceeding on to The Bear Tooth Highway, through Yellowstone, through Jackson Hole, and overnighting in Alpine, WY. I understand this is an insane itinerary with little allowance for stops, which is less than ideal for sightseeing in the area, but better at least than skipping the area altogether which is our only other option with our time constraints. We plan to drive straight through Yellowstone along the eastern road, not driving the loops but just going straight down from top to bottom. I have no idea how long I should expect this to take given whatever traffic there may be, so in planning I've allotted two hours to BTH and a generous seven hours to Yellowstone, landing us in Alpine between 9:00-11:00 pm. Does this seem realistic? I wish we had the time to do it "right", but I'll take a glimpse over none.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement