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Spencie

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My wife and I are kicking around vacation ideas out west. Right now a return trip to RMNP is at the top of the list but we are researching other ideas: Glacier, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone……. I’m looking for experiences from these or ideas for something different. My wife’s knees won’t allow for much hiking. I’m good with remote, she is not. She needs food and other entertainment.
 
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Clay Showalter

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Yellowstone and Grand Tetons are great and she can see most of it without any major hiking. I would recommend going in early June, as it gets busier as the summer goes on. We rented an RV and camped in Yellowstone, and if you get going at dawn you will more than likely see lots of wildlife. I would allow at least 3-4 days to see all of Yellowstone.

I would plan a trip up north through Lamar Valley to the NE entrance and check out Silver Gate and Cooke City, really cool little towns. Beartooth Highway is an awesome drive with great views.

Cody, WY has a nightly rodeo, great food and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a museum with a huge gun collection.

Out the West gate to Yellowstone is Johnny Sack's Cabin, a neat cabin at the start of the Henry’s Fork River, which is a huge spring.
 

Spencie

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Guess I should have stated we will be going the first week of September. I loved RMNP a few years ago and am perfectly fine with going back. I have been to Yellowstone twice….. in the mid 80s.
 

hickslawns

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Loved Yellowstone as well as the Tetons. Badlands are a nice stop on the way out. Of course, the Rockies are even better.
 
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Iowa_Buckeye

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Head to Colorado Springs. Visit Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and take a short drive to Royal Gorge Bridge Park. Lots of other tourist stuff to see around there. This could be combined with a visit to RMNP, with Denver in between them. So could spend a day in there if desired. Denver has an awesome water park called Water World that even my old self enjoyed with the kids.
 

Spencie

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Head to Colorado Springs. Visit Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and take a short drive to Royal Gorge Bridge Park. Lots of other tourist stuff to see around there. This could be combined with a visit to RMNP, with Denver in between them. So could spend a day in there if desired. Denver has an awesome water park called Water World that even my old self enjoyed with the kids.
That’s basically the trip we did a few years ago. Garden of the Gods was really cool. I didn’t care for Pikes peak. Too many tourists. Saw this Muley in Colorado Springs.
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LonewolfNopack

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Out West id recommend Arches NP, Brice Canyon and Zion. Theres tons of options you can make a week out of and mini road trip.

I go to the East coast now and we stay an entire week on Ocracoke Island, NC. The wives love it and so do I. Some incredible memories there.