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South Yellowstone, one day, Memorial Day

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South Yellowstone, one day, Memorial Day

Hi,

My husband and I are spending ONE (1) day in Yellowstone. We will be staying in Debois, WY and driving an hour north to the Southern entrance. We are used to snow/mountains, but not together and are in great shape, . We have both been to Yellowstone and seen the typical old faithful and ETC. What good hiking trails or things to do can we see coming from the south considering Late May. On Sunday, we are doing Grand Tetons for the Day. What gear would be good (snow boots/ regular boots with snow cleets, winter hiking pants/ regular hiking with thermal underwear).

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Spery, Iowa
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1. Re: South Yellowstone, one day, Memorial Day

I recommend talking with the rangers for choosing hikes. Between bear management closures, trail conditions and weather at the time, they will have the best suggestions. Be sure to have bear spray.

Here is the trail situation link. https:/…central

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2. Re: South Yellowstone, one day, Memorial Day

I think your time estimate is a bit optimistic. I would add another 1/2 hr. or so.

Agree with thbergs that you should check with the rangers regarding hiking conditions.

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3. Re: South Yellowstone, one day, Memorial Day

I was in Yellowstone last week, just before the South Entrance opened. From Old Faithful to Norris the ground was almost entirely clear of snow already.

Considering what you'd be reasonably able to reach in YNP from the South Entrance starting in Dubois, I doubt you'll need heavy-duty snow gear for most hikes. Temperatures have been mild. I'd go with waterproof hiking boots.

Can't speak for the Tetons, though.

As you've already seen YNP, have you explored any of the hiking trails around Dubois? Lake Louise is spectacular and completely free of ice and snow. You could forego one day in Yellowstone and try something closer.

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