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Las Vegas to Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone - Route Options

Las Vegas to Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone - Route Options

Old Jan 31st, 2021, 01:33 PM
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We were able to book flights to Salt Lake City with our miles! We are very excited about flying into SLC! Now I have a new question. During our trip we are driving from The Grand Tetons to Zion with an overnight stay somewhere along the route. Any suggestions where we should stay? It doesn’t have to be halfway but I would like to get at least 4 hours under our belt. Thanks in advance!
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Old Jan 31st, 2021, 02:21 PM
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Ogden is just about the half way point . . . so there or SLC make sense
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Are you looking for inexpensive lodging at the half way point? Or staying somewhere fun?

For inexpensive, Ogden is definitely better than SLC and it has some fun places to eat/get take out. If you want to look for really less expensive options, try Bountiful or Woods Cross--you want places just to the north of SLC. I think there is a Crystal Inn in Woods Cross--next to the free way that is cheap and not a bad place to stay--according to one out of town skiier I spoke with on the lifts. (they were really looking to save money)
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Or you could stay in Lehi and go to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point in the morning before you leave. Although if you want to make a stop at an amazing museum, the Utah Museum of Natural HIstory near the University of Utah is utterly amazing. 5 floors of amazing. For all ages. I am not sure what the admission system will look like in the summer--right now you have to make reservations. But its really cool and would give you a great background on the geology, plants, animals, and Native Americans of the region.
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We were able to book flights to Salt Lake City with our miles! We are very excited about flying into SLC! Now I have a new question. During our trip we are driving from The Grand Tetons to Zion with an overnight stay somewhere along the route. Any suggestions where we should stay? It doesnít have to be halfway but I would like to get at least 4 hours under our belt. Thanks in advance!
Great move flying into SLC. Going from Jackson WY to Zion NP, skip Ogden and SLC by going through Park City and staying in Provo (about 5 hours). That way you are about 4 hours from Zion and don't have to worry about morning traffic in SLC.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2021, 06:33 PM
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It's 6 hours from SLC to Jackson, no matter which way you drive. Provo is another 45 minutes to an hour--more if you go through Park City. You would miss SLC traffic but if you are coming this summer, traffic is greatly diminished due to so many people working from home these days. Zion is 5 hours from SLC.
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Thank you everyone for your input. We booked a rental through Airbnb in Orem.
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