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carolyn s...
Visiting the park May 7-9, Drive from SLC, want to make most of trip, but know some roads are closed. also would like to see Cody, WY
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ynphiker
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Early May can be a iffy time for roads. According to the NPS site, "weather permitting" roads from Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge and out the East Entrance should be open to vehicles. The West Entrance should also be open at that time since it's slated to re-open around April 15th. The South Entrance doesn't open until May 13th. Also, Dunraven Pass, the road that links Tower Junction with Canyon Village doesn't open up until later in the season. Great places to hit up in the park include:

  • Old Faithful
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Elk Park
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Gardiner, MT (North Entrance Town)
  • Fossil Tree
  • Lamar Valley
  • Cooke City, MT (Just outside the NE Entrance. Some great food!
  • Upper and Lower Falls
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Hayden Valley
  • Yellowstone Lake
  • and Cody, WY

If you were coming later in the season, I'd suggest Dunraven Pass (in the park) or the Beartooth Highway (just NE of the park, starting past Cooke City). Some excellent views on both of them. 

I hope this helps!

3 years ago
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bosco-bob
What tour company would you recommend to do a day tour of the Grand Tetons in mid September? we are staying in Jackson.
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WHAT ARE THE MOSQUITO SEASONS IN THE DIFFERENT PARKS IN ALASKA? HOW SEVERE ARE THEY? WHAT ARE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS?
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Denali National Park & Preserve, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Bears, Civil War, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Motorized Boating, Native American History, Swimming, Deer, Fossils, Whale Watching, World War II, Elk, River Rafting, Geology, Moose, Flora & Fauna, Mountain Lions, Wildflowers, Wolves, Camping, History/Culture, Golfing, Hiking, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Safety, Volcanology, Off Highway Vehicles, RVing
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Ask_Larso...
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The regions North of the Yukon River, all the way to the Arctic, are the worst for mosquitos in general.  The worst time of year to go is in July, however you are likely to encounter them as soon temperatures remain above freezing for a couple of weeks.

You can bring repellant, but the stuff that repels the best is bad for your skin and clothes, and will contain a measured amount of deet.  Since I personally prefer to not to crop dust myself, you can purchase netting to go around your hat or head, and maintain long sleeves and pants throughout the day. 

If you still get bit, don't scratch! 

3 years ago
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gnhpowr
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Shopping: In Yellowstone Lodges

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Shopping: Yellowstone General Stores

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New Lassen Park cabins are for rent

January 26, 2011, 8:00 am
Reservations can now be made for the new cabins at Lassen Volcanic National Park, the first new accommodations inside the park in nearly 40 years. The new cabins at Manzanita Lake will be available for use starting in June. The 20 new cabins aren't equipped with electricity or water. They ...

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hmcarlson
How do we find out if our 27 foot motorhome will fit in the spots at Many Glaciers campground in Glacier National Park? Is there a map?
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3 years ago
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Rich

From what I can tell from the NPS website, many of the RV spots at Glacier are designed for 26ft vehicles or smaller, while others accomodate rigs up to 32ft.

Full info on all the campgrounds, including seasonal opening and closing dates, is available at the NPS website:

http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm

Click the tent icons on the map, or the name of the facility you're interested in on the list below the map for detailed info, and contact information for the park.

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OSJ
Is the annual pass for just one person or a family?
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3 years ago
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The America The Beautiful Pass (click here to purchase) is good for one vehicle, no matter how many passengers, and is valid for presentation by two people.  So the whole family can enter the park on one pass, so long as you enter together!


Have fun.

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astumme
I am Planning a visit to Yosemite Thanksgiving weekend. What kind of crowds can I expect and would you advise tent camping?
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Yosemite National Park, Camping, Hiking, Lodging, Touring
3 years ago
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Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips: Part II

November 15, 2010, 10:00 am
As part our latest series, the OhRanger.com team has put together a list of our favorite national park activities. Each month, we'll share a few of our most-loved adventures with you. In return, we hope YOU will do the same! Here is our second round of Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips. We ...

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