I am new to this site and after reading several threads here about road tripping in North America i think i came to the right place.
We are planning to go on a road trip next month from Slt Ste Marie (MI) to Yellowstone National Park and i was wondering if i could get some inputs from seasoned travelers here about the feasibility of our plan.
We have no specific itinerary yet but here's the initial skinny of the trip.
1. Alloted a total of 8 days going to Yellowstone and back, this already includes driving and the days for sightseeing in the National Park.
2. Planning to stay on some motels along the way for rest after hours of driving during the day.
No plans of camping out yet at this time but open to that thought if it could save us some money.
3. Will take an all wheel drive SUV with a good mileage probably around 29mpg on highways.
1. Would the alloted 8days for this trip be enough or is it too tight?
2. How are the road safety to Yellowstone coming from Michigan passing through Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wyoming in mid October?
3. Do we need to worry about snow on the roads?
4. Any possible road closures and detours?
5. Any high elevation highways in our route that we should know off?
Any suggestions and inputs are much appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys!