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Suggestions for 3-4 day itinerary with a senior traveler

H H
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Suggestions for 3-4 day itinerary with a senior traveler

I have never been to the Yellowstone park. I plan to drive from the west coast with family + a senior traveler who has limited walking distance (20-30 min walk and need a long break). I'm thinking staying at the area 3-4 days. I prefer to do light cooking for the senior due to the food restriction.

I visited Grand Canyon and the driving loop made easy for "stop and go" and no hiking required. Does loops in the Yellowstone park are similar to Grand Canyon's?

Also, can anyone suggest the following -

1) Which route we should take to tour the park?

2) How easy to tour the park with a wheelchair? (plan to use it if the senior gets tired)

3) What are the "must see" attractions which are not wheelchair friendly?

4) Lodging inside or outside the park? (No camping) Which lodges do you suggest?

TIA!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: Suggestions for 3-4 day itinerary with a senior traveler

No cooking in the park.

Look at staying in West Yellowstone and Gardiner.

Spery, Iowa
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2. Re: Suggestions for 3-4 day itinerary with a senior traveler

https:/…wheelchairmobility.htm

Touring route is better decided when lodging is set. If you want less driving, splitting two nights each in West Yellowstone and Gardiner works well. 4 nights is three full days, the minimum recommended, more time makes a more relaxed trip.

Atlanta, Georgia
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3. Re: Suggestions for 3-4 day itinerary with a senior traveler

Top sights in Yellowstone-

https://yellowstone.net/intro/top-10/

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