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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2017, 10:01:04 AM »
Question for those here who have been to both Yellowstone and Glacier NP.
If I arrive in BZN on Sunday, how long would you say I should spend on Yellowstone, and how long on Glacier?

A few things to consider: travelling with my 2 pitzkelach so any serious hike is out of the question.
Of course we stop for turn-outs that may require say 15 min of walking etc etc. Or even somewhat longer walk for something spectacular...
But it's just gotta be practical with 2 little ones (of which one doesn't walk). We're bringing just one umbrella stroller, so not coming equipped for anything rugged.

I haven't booked my return flight yet, so I'd really appreciate any advice ASAP!

If anyone can share what they think are the main "not to miss/must see" highlights of these 2 parks taking the above considerations into account (or point to such a post), I'd be grateful as well!

So far I'm aware of the geysers and thermal features, GC of YS, and Grand Prismatic Spring - for YS.
Going...Sun Rd/Logan Pass in Glacier (there's gotta be more, no?). Any point in taking any boats there to anywhere?
Also, cross in to the Canadian park or don't bother?

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Never mind about the urgency, booked the return flight for Thursday.
So it's Sunday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.
Other questions still stand.
Any ideas still in how to properly apportion the time would be appreciated!
TIA!

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2017, 10:23:06 AM »
So it's Sunday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.

Yellowstone and Glacier in 4 days?? That's crazy.
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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2017, 10:25:37 AM »
Yellowstone and Glacier in 4 days?? That's crazy.

I'd do just one, if I had only 4 days.  If I'd never been to either-yellowstone

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2017, 10:41:28 AM »
Never mind about the urgency, booked the return flight for Thursday.
So it's Sunday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.
Other questions still stand.
Any ideas still in how to properly apportion the time would be appreciated!
TIA!
If your going with kids and no trails you can do Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in 4 days ( depending where your flying back from).

But it's just gotta be practical with 2 little ones (of which one doesn't walk). We're bringing just one umbrella stroller, so not coming equipped for anything rugged.

Take along a baby carrier.


If anyone can share what they think are the main "not to miss/must see" highlights of these 2 parks taking the above considerations into account (or point to such a post), I'd be grateful as well!

So far I'm aware of the geysers and thermal features, GC of YS, and Grand Prismatic Spring - for YS.

Here are some of the big ones

1.Mamouth hot springs
2. Lamar valley ( if you have enough time
3. Hayden valley
4. Norris Hot springs
5. Old faithful

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2017, 11:25:44 AM »

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2017, 11:30:21 AM »
If your going with kids and no trails you can do Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in 4 days ( depending where your flying back from).
Already did Teton last year. Spent a whole day around the park, was more than enough.
Unfortunately had very little time at YS; but I got a little taste, that's why I'm going back.

Take along a baby carrier.
I can barely manage the once in a while I use one in-town...

Here are some of the big ones

1.Mamouth hot springs
2. Lamar valley ( if you have enough time
3. Hayden valley
4. Norris Hot springs
5. Old faithful
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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2017, 11:42:28 AM »
Yes you can. But why would you want to spend one of your vacation days doing this: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Glacier+National+Park,+MT/Yellowstone+National+Park/@46.5756497,-114.3639084,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x5368901555555555:0xaf16bc2215c55dec!2m2!1d-113.7870225!2d48.7596128!1m5!1m1!1s0x5351e55555555555:0xaca8f930348fe1bb!2m2!1d-110.588455!2d44.427963
The drive in these areas is IME nice. My drive through Idaho on my way to Teton last year was so pretty and charming.
Once I'm in the area, I'm gonna take advantage. I'm not gonna debate this.
Look, I'm gonna be starting at YS. If it's so engaging that I feel I need to continue exploring there, I'll stay longer and if necessary skip Glacier- I'm not under any contract..
But I really doubt that's gonna be the case.

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2017, 11:46:54 AM »
And talking about nice drives...
I found the road into Teton NP coming from JH (and its turnouts) was nicer than in the park itself (besides maybe the hike to the lake)..

And the road from Zion to Bryce? OMG! I wanna go back!

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2017, 05:14:34 PM »
If it's so engaging that I feel I need to continue exploring there, I'll stay longer and if necessary skip Glacier- I'm not under any contract..
But I really doubt that's gonna be the case.

I agree.

Yellowstone is 3 days without trails. 

Unless you wanna do this



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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2017, 05:39:28 PM »
I agree.

Yellowstone is 3 days without trails. 

Unless you wanna do this


Lol! Thank you! Ain't gonna be doing anything even like that, and TBH I wouldn't travel anywhere for that scenery ;) .

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: August 09, 2017, 05:41:50 PM »


and TBH I wouldn't travel anywhere for that scenery ;) .

actually you will....it's Yellowstone

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2017, 02:12:55 AM »
So you guys got me! You were totally right, in that I winded up not going at all to Glacier and instead spent all the time in Yellowstone.
Although the argument can be made to blame it on the kids (one who sometimes would get a toilet stop every ten minutes ::) ).

Real shame was that we were in the center of eclipse fever (Grand Teton, Idaho falls..) and yet we left just that weekend :( .
Was really crazy how walking into walmart in Idaho Falls I saw at least one (probably more) humongous tub of eclipse glasses for $1/pc. Not sure why I didn't buy.
Next day we came back to (among other things) buy some eclipse glasses. Lo and behold we were told that they're completely sold out. I was shocked to say the least.
The quantity of glasses in that tub was huge!
Instead paid triple the price in B&H for a quantity I didn't need. No biggie, just fascinated me.

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2017, 08:29:10 AM »
So you guys got me! You were totally right, in that I winded up not going at all to Glacier and instead spent all the time in Yellowstone.
Although the argument can be made to blame it on the kids (one who sometimes would get a toilet stop every ten minutes ::) ).

Real shame was that we were in the center of eclipse fever (Grand Teton, Idaho falls..) and yet we left just that weekend :( .
Was really crazy how walking into walmart in Idaho Falls I saw at least one (probably more) humongous tub of eclipse glasses for $1/pc. Not sure why I didn't buy.
Next day we came back to (among other things) buy some eclipse glasses. Lo and behold we were told that they're completely sold out. I was shocked to say the least.
The quantity of glasses in that tub was huge!
Instead paid triple the price in B&H for a quantity I didn't need. No biggie, just fascinated me.
I'm always right

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Re: Glacier National Park Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2019, 02:06:03 AM »
BUMPITY BUMP BUMP!

Thinking of going to Glacier National Park in late June/early July. Question is: is it worth it if I'm going with my 2 kids ages 4 and 9 months old? (We'd be using a baby carrier) And can anyone compare it to Rocky Mountain National Park which I might go to instead?  I heard RMNP is meh compared to the Canadian Rockies. Any input would be much appreciated!