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Idaho Falls to Yellowstone

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Idaho Falls to Yellowstone

Hi everyone. Hubbs and I are driving to Idaho Falls from California. We want to visit Yellowstone for a day, maybe 2...arriving late afternoon May 10, 2018. Any lodging ideas, or best ideas for seeing as much as possible?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: Idaho Falls to Yellowstone

Try and get lodging in Park as Yellowstone is huge and travel slow. Book only thru Xanterra.

If 2 nights look at 1 at Old Faithful and another at Lake or Canyon.

That way you can do geysers and thermals on day at OF and Lake, Canyon, Hayden and Lamar valley on day at Lake or Canyon.

Spery, Iowa
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2. Re: Idaho Falls to Yellowstone

Are you planning to day-trip from Idaho Falls to YNP or looking for lodging in the park?

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3. Re: Idaho Falls to Yellowstone

Just noted May 10 all roads and facilities will not be open.

Do not try this from Idaho falls.

Check Xanterra for park lodging ASAP.

Spery, Iowa
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4. Re: Idaho Falls to Yellowstone

Very limited lodging open yet on May 10. Canyon won't open until the 18th. Lake Hotel won't until the 11th.

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Most roads will be open May 11th, if conditions allow. Closures can happen at any time. https:/…parkroads.htm

Be prepared for winter temps.

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