United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Yellowstone, GTNP, GNP - Can We Avoid Crowds, Mosquitos, and Snow?

Jump to last reply

DH and I are planning a trip to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Glacier for next year and I'm trying to decide when to go. We are retired so aren't bound by school schedules or anything like that. We do want to drive the Going To The Sun road, though, so want to avoid snow if we can. We also want to avoid mosquitos and (as much as possible) crowds.

I'm think that avoiding snow means going between mid-June and mid-September. How are the biting bugs then? Is any time better for avoiding crowds, or is that just not possible?

If it matters, I'm thinking of taking 2 to 2.5 weeks for this trip. No real time constraints, it's just a matter of $$ and how long it will take us to OD on gorgeous scenery. ;-)

Thanks for any advice!

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Hotel: Union Sq. or Fisherman's Wharf?
  2. 2 Toddler in California but where to go?
  3. 3 Great Smoky Mountains - family driving trip
  4. 4 New England XC & Downhill Skiing Week Trip mid-March, Reasonable prices
  5. 5 Which FL town is best?
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip Report to Pacific Northwest: August 2014
  7. 7 Albuquerque to Las Vegas
  8. 8 Trip Report January Jaunt to the Southernmost City ~ Long with Pics!
  9. 9 Vegas, Grand Canyon, Utah National Parks trip advice
  10. 10 Student-budget trip to NewYorkCity HELP please
  11. 11 Condo Rental in Florida
  12. 12 Ride Share DEN to CB 3/18
  13. 13 10 day trip
  14. 14 Knock Off Shopping in NYC
  15. 15 Kauai - rainy forecast every day of our trip!
  16. 16 How safe would feel with the key in your front door overnight?
  17. 17 Maui - Haleakala
  18. 18 planning a trip to US
  19. 19 Required snow tires & rental cars?
  20. 20 San Diego: Point Loma>Ocean Beach
  21. 21 Good local restaurants E30th St New York?
  22. 22 Waltham, MA to Boston-Logan Airport
  23. 23 Texas
  24. 24 Family Beach Vacation in December
  25. 25 Help with Grand Canyon trip in June
View next 25 » Back to the top