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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #210 on: April 12, 2018, 04:37:10 PM »
I'm planning on staying at the Marriott in Jackson Hole Aug 5 - 10. Is it smart to do that and travel every day to Yellowstone. I really don't like the hotel options in West Yellowstone. Anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #211 on: April 12, 2018, 04:46:22 PM »
I'm planning on staying at the Marriott in Jackson Hole Aug 5 - 10. Is it smart to do that and travel every day to Yellowstone. I really don't like the hotel options in West Yellowstone. Anyone have experience with this?

Not the best of ideas. You'd be wasting a massive amount of time.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #212 on: April 12, 2018, 04:51:30 PM »
I'm planning on staying at the Marriott in Jackson Hole Aug 5 - 10. Is it smart to do that and travel every day to Yellowstone. I really don't like the hotel options in West Yellowstone. Anyone have experience with this?
Not the best of ideas. You'd be wasting a massive amount of time.
+1000 there's quite a bit or traveling just to get around the park everyday...

I stayed in the Marriott a few weeks after it opened and had a nice experience there.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #213 on: April 12, 2018, 05:14:32 PM »
Not the best of ideas. You'd be wasting a massive amount of time.
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The drive from Jackson up into Yellowstone is long and (with the exception of when you're passing the Tetons) quite boring. West Yellowstone is much closer and the drive from there to the center of the park is much much more interesting.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #214 on: April 12, 2018, 05:16:05 PM »
+100

The drive from Jackson up into Yellowstone is long and (with the exception of when you're passing the Tetons) quite boring. West Yellowstone is much closer and the drive from there to the center of the park is much much more interesting.
While I stayed in West Yellowstone, when I was there I realized that it's probably best to stay in the park. You save a nice amount of time.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #215 on: April 12, 2018, 05:32:16 PM »
While I stayed in West Yellowstone, when I was there I realized that it's probably best to stay in the park. You save a nice amount of time.
Agreed. I was just about to post about that.

I'm assuming you meant staying in one of the hotels in the park. It might be sacrilegious to say this on DDF, but IMO do it right and get a tent (and a bunch of other stuff) and go camping there. You'll save a bunch of money and it's a whole different experience.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #216 on: April 12, 2018, 05:37:10 PM »
Agreed. I was just about to post about that.

I'm assuming you meant staying in one of the hotels in the park. It might be sacrilegious to say this on DDF,
Correct That's what I meant.
but IMO do it right and get a tent (and a bunch of other stuff) and go camping there. You'll save a bunch of money and it's a whole different experience.
That would depend with whom I'm going....

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #217 on: April 12, 2018, 05:43:02 PM »
That would depend with whom I'm going....
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More like depends if you do it right or half-ass it. $100-$150 (IIRC) worth of gear can be the difference between it being awesome and being miserable.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #218 on: April 12, 2018, 06:17:00 PM »
+100

The drive from Jackson up into Yellowstone is long and (with the exception of when you're passing the Tetons) quite boring. West Yellowstone is much closer and the drive from there to the center of the park is much much more interesting.
I actually enjoyed that drive over the that crazy pass (forget whatís itís called) between Idaho and Wyoming. Then in Idaho, I had to stop because the road was full of cows.

Isnít there an entrance at the bottom of Yellowstone right above the Tetons that you can cut through?


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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #219 on: April 12, 2018, 06:22:00 PM »
I actually enjoyed that drive over the that crazy pass (forget whatís itís called) between Idaho and Wyoming.
yup, that's pretty cool but it's not between Jackson and Yellowstone.

Isnít there an entrance at the bottom of Yellowstone right above the Tetons that you can cut through?
That's the (relatively) long boring drive I'm talking about.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #220 on: April 12, 2018, 06:23:40 PM »
I'm planning on staying at the Marriott in Jackson Hole Aug 5 - 10. Is it smart to do that and travel every day to Yellowstone. I really don't like the hotel options in West Yellowstone. Anyone have experience with this?
I did something similar to that two years ago, I stayed in Big Sky Montana (flew into Bozeman) drove every other day to Yellowstone (I think it was three times), was not that bad. The Airbnb rentals are a third the price in Big Sky and probably much nicer.

Enjoy Yellowstone, in my opinion, if you are not a hiker and just looking for interesting sites itís the best national park. We have been trying to replicate that experience since then at other national parks, but were unable to.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #221 on: April 12, 2018, 06:28:40 PM »
I did something similar to that two years ago, I stayed in Big Sky Montana (flew into Bozeman) drove every other day to Yellowstone (I think it was three times), was not that bad. The Airbnb rentals are a third the price in Big Sky and probably much nicer.

Enjoy Yellowstone, in my opinion, if you are not a hiker and just looking for interesting sites itís the best national park. We have been trying to replicate that experience since then at other national parks, but were unable to.
Flew in to BZN as well an did the top loop the first day so that I wouldn't need to go back up.

Big Sky is 1+ hours to the edge of the park. From there it's still alot of driving

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #222 on: April 13, 2018, 12:39:14 AM »
I would definitely rather stay near yellowstone - but I have a 5 night certificate and it would be a shame to spend $3-400 a night in yellowstone if i have a free otion. I am flying into BZN on sunday and hope to do the upper loop then. I thought it;s only 2.5 hours from there to JAC - but it sounds like I'm wrong:(

How many days would I need to stay in Yellowstone?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #223 on: April 13, 2018, 12:41:25 AM »
Google maps shows it's only 1.45 from JAC to Grant Village.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #224 on: April 13, 2018, 01:17:47 AM »
I would definitely rather stay near yellowstone - but I have a 5 night certificate and it would be a shame to spend $3-400 a night in yellowstone if i have a free otion. I am flying into BZN on sunday and hope to do the upper loop then. I thought it;s only 2.5 hours from there to JAC - but it sounds like I'm wrong:(

How many days would I need to stay in Yellowstone?
I did it in 3 days. But didn't really go into Lamar valley.
Google maps shows it's only 1.45 from JAC to Grant Village.
That's the the Southern most corner you'll need to travel 4 hours round-trip + the distance in Yellowstone....