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Old 08-16-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Traffic around Teton NP and Yellowstone NP on August Weekdays

I'm taking a quick trip up to Jackson Hole for some meetings in the next couple of days (August 18-19) and am renting an RT for a couple of day rides. I'll be riding Monday and Tuesday after meetings around 1 pm and returning in the early evening each day. Planning to head north through Teton NP and into Yellowstone through the south entrance--probably up to Old Faithful one day and along Yellowstone Lake to Fishing bridge the other day.

My question: How's Monday and Tuesday traffic along that route? Am I better off heading somewhere else to get in a couple good 250 mile day-rides? My first time to Tetons and Yellowstone was 6 years ago, I'd like to see it again----but if traffic is going to be slammed, I'd head somewhere else.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm taking a quick trip up to Jackson Hole for some meetings in the next couple of days (August 18-19) and am renting an RT for a couple of day rides. I'll be riding Monday and Tuesday after meetings around 1 pm and returning in the early evening each day. Planning to head north through Teton NP and into Yellowstone through the south entrance--probably up to Old Faithful one day and along Yellowstone Lake to Fishing bridge the other day.

My question: How's Monday and Tuesday traffic along that route? Am I better off heading somewhere else to get in a couple good 250 mile day-rides? My first time to Tetons and Yellowstone was 6 years ago, I'd like to see it again----but if traffic is going to be slammed, I'd head somewhere else.
I went through the tetons and yellowstone a month ago. We drove through on a Thursday and Friday and there was lots of traffic starting from mid-morning until dusk.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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Going from memory of the many times I have driven through it's been slow but not impossible, but that is just through the city of Jackson proper. I short cut through there on my trips from Idaho and Wisconsin, it is one of the most beautiful drives ever, 'stunning' and 'epic' come to mind...

Drivers out west seem to have better lane manners and almost always there is a passing or slow lane available depending on what your are driving.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #4
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if you decide not to do Yellowstone - the west side of the Tetons offers some good scenery and riding as well.

From Jackson, west over Teton Pass to Victor, north to Driggs and north on to West Yellowstone

North of Driggs on 33, stay north on 32 to Ashton... hwy 47 (Mesa Falls Scenic Byway)

north of Driggs - great views if you can do without the Snake River shot



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Old 08-16-2014, 06:01 PM   #5
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Stay away from Yellowstone that time of year. From Jackson (not Hole) go SW down the Snake to Alpine, up through Swan Valley up to 31 and back down the pass to Jackson. Great day trip.

Next day go up to the Park boundary and over to Dubois.

If you go into Teton, stop at Teton Lodge for a great view.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:03 PM   #6
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Two days in early July, the traffic was the worst of a 30 day excursion. There are simply a lot of people there...going places. You can cut the traffic by more than half when you travel at the edges of the day. Hotel rooms...wooo!
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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From Jackson (not Hole) go SW down the Snake to Alpine, up through Swan Valley up to 31 and back down the pass to Jackson. Great day trip.


another scenic ride south of Jackson is south as though you're headed to Alpine, turn left (east) on 191 and go along the Hoback River - out to Pinedale for lunch, and back.
Great views of the Wind River range.
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