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britboy
post Dec 12 2007, 04:03 PM
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We had our first RV trip last March we're hooked. After a slow start getting used to driving the RV we had a fantastic holiday. I'm planning a trip next May leaving from Denver and heading up through the Rocky Mountain NP, Custer State Park, Bighorn Canyon and Yellowstone. Then south through Utah to Moab, Mesa Verde and Durango before returning to Denver. I'd like to know what Yellowstone will be like in late May. I've heard it can get pretty busy. Should I book a campground in advance or just turn up? Also, we've planned an 18 day vacation and don't mind a couple of days of hard driving. Is it realistic to think we can include Glacier NP in the trip?

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post Dec 15 2007, 02:51 PM
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Britboy,
We just spent 4 weeks in some of the same areas you are planning. If you want to sightsee, IMO, you are planning too much. First of all, Yellowstone is huge. We spent 8 days and did a lot of sightseeing and driving. If you are staying at Yellowstone, you will have to go south to the Grand Tetons and Jackson Village. There are 2 or 3 days of things to do there. We went to Glacier and spent a week there, but I will not recommend it if you are planning on doing the Utah and Colorado parks also. Too much driving to get the Glacier. Also, The Going To the Sun Road did not open this year until Mid June I think. Glacier was the most beautiful of the parks and had the least crowds and in my opinion had the most to actively do without driving for a day. As to where to stay in Yellowstone, that will depend on the size of the unit you will be using. If you want to see all the Highlights of Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons, stay in the center of the park around Fishing Bridge and Old Faithful. That way the day trips to see the sights will not be as far. Best of Luck in your planning, but don't plan too much for the days you have, you won't be able to enjoy the parks to the fullest. It will definitely be a vacation of a lifetime, ours was.
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britboy   Rv Vacation In May 2008   Dec 12 2007, 04:03 PM
DXSMac   We had our first RV trip last March we're hoo...   Dec 12 2007, 07:13 PM
Jerry S.   I don't mean to burst your bubble, but Rocky M...   Dec 12 2007, 08:25 PM
britboy   Thanks :) - Think I'll rebook my flights to ...   Dec 13 2007, 04:49 PM
Jerry S.   Thanks :) - Think I'll rebook my flights to...   Dec 13 2007, 09:47 PM
Texasrvers   We were in Yellowstone in mid June about 10 years ...   Dec 13 2007, 10:02 PM
mastercraft   Britboy, We just spent 4 weeks in some of the same...   Dec 15 2007, 02:51 PM
Jerry S.   Mastercraft, I would agree your criticisms of Bri...   Dec 15 2007, 05:54 PM
britboy   Thanks to everyone for the replies, it's given...   Dec 16 2007, 12:49 PM
mastercraft   Jerry S, I was only commenting on the fact he had ...   Dec 16 2007, 02:04 PM
britboy   Europe is very small in comparison to the US. I li...   Dec 16 2007, 04:32 PM
mastercraft   Our kids liked bike riding around yellowstone, som...   Dec 16 2007, 05:12 PM
RLM   Britboy> 1- You go to France for beer and win...   Dec 17 2007, 10:00 AM
britboy   Mastercraft - If the nieces are coming along then ...   Dec 17 2007, 10:16 AM
RLM   RLM - As you've probably noticed Europe is...   Dec 24 2007, 11:28 AM
Jerry S.   RLM - As you've probably noticed Europe i...   Dec 24 2007, 12:57 PM
pianotuna   Hi Britboy, Time for an electric (bev) car? That ...   Dec 17 2007, 11:17 AM
Texasrvers   Isn't there a section of the country considere...   Dec 24 2007, 01:01 PM
Jerry S.   Isn't there a section of the country consider...   Dec 24 2007, 03:24 PM
Texasrvers   Jerry, Oh gosh, no need to apologize, but this is...   Dec 24 2007, 03:43 PM


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