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Old 07-27-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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My family and I are going to Yellowstone in Sept. Does anyone have any recommendations on the "Old Yellow Bus" tours? It will be two adults and two girls, 5 and 2 years old. So, we were thinking the half day might be more doable with kids.

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Cory,

Send a message to Tinloaf (He was at C2C). He has been to Yellowstone numerous times, and would be a great resource on your trip.

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Greetings Cory!

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My family and I are going to Yellowstone in Sept. Does anyone have any recommendations on the "Old Yellow Bus" tours? It will be two adults and two girls, 5 and 2 years old. So, we were thinking the half day might be more doable with kids.

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While I don't have children, I have taken each of the Yellowstone National Park tours offered on the "Old Yellow Bus". Each tour has its own charm and attraction, and for most tours the longest that you are on the bus without an opportunity get out and stretch is one hour.

I am sure that you will enjoy your Yellowstone adventure.

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Steve, Thanks I'll see if he chimes in, he planned out a really nice route for me in a thread earlier. I bet he does have some experience.

Allan, Thanks for the info, I'm sure it's a great time no matter what.

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working here in the park this summer, I would say my favorite drives are Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley.....so I would recommend doing a tour that includes one or both of those.
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joelreh, Thanks for the info I'll look into that!! Any other must see's? Recommended campgrounds?

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Working in YNP as well this summer:

Canyon is centrally located. Some sites can be tight but should be fairly empty in September. Mammoth is first come, first served, all pull throughs. Norris is also FCFS and is pretty. Bridge Bay also nice but exposed to wind coming off cold Lake Yellowstone.

No full hook-ups this year (and probably not 2011) -- the Fishing Bridge RV Park has big electrical problems.

Being full propane -- Sept can be coooold and propane in the Park is pricey.

Yellow Bus (Xanterra runs it) will pick you up at the campgrounds if you have a reservation.

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If you want to spend a lot of time seeing the thermal features, i suggest staying on the lower loop.....if you are into wildlife watching, the more northerly campgrounds are better basecamps

I live at Canyon, and find the central location to be very convenient
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Here is a little "Local" secret. There is also a road to Cooke City that is halfway between the Montana border and Cody Wyoming. The Chief Joseph Highway to me is as pretty, and a lot more remote, than the Beartooth highway out of Redodge. Many campgrounds , (Dead Indian, Little Sunlight, and several others) can be found along this road. It follows the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River to Cooke City.
To get there, turn south at Laurel, 10 miles west of Billings, MT., and follow the road to Cody, Wy., About 15 miles before reaching Cody. the Chief Joseph Highway juts off to the west and on up to Cooke City. It is now paved all the way. The gravel before was really nice as we usually always had the road and country to ourselves.
By the way, as I have mentioned before, we do have a farm just two miles south of I-90, just south of Laurel, on that road to Cody, which is also the road to Red Lodge. It is a large vegetable farm, and we could always accomadate a trailer or two if boondocking is not out of the question. We are about 80 miles from Cody, and about the same from Yellowstone.
Have a good and safe trip.
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Great info ya'll, Thanks! Good tip on the Propane, I'll bring an extra tank.

LFM, sounds nice, we might take you up on the offer, Thanks
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We're headed that way in a couple of weeks.... thanks to all for the helpful information.
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wbrownrr, update us with your experiences, We'll be a couple of weeks behind you.
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I'll be sure to do it. I don't know whether or not I'll be able to post along the way, but I'll post pictures, etc. for sure when we get back.
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