We're planning a spontaneous RV road trip from Denver to Seattle for the second week of October (next week) and looking for advice. We are hoping to see Yellowstone and a few other spots and our itinerary looks like this at the moment....we are traveling with a 2yo so bearing that in mind...
S1. Land in Denver and pick up RV. Stay overnight in Denver? Or drive an hour or two
S2. Overnight somewhere en route to Grand Teton
M3. Overnight somewhere en route to Grand Teton
T4. Grand Teton NP
W5. Yellowstone NP
T6. Yellowstone NP
F7. Yellowstone NP
S8. Billings, Montana (to see the rodeo)
S9. Great Falls?
W12. Portland or somewhere en route to
F14. Mt St Helens for the day then stay overnight just outside to arrive in Seattle the next morning
M17. Fly home
- Shall we stay a day or two in Denver, what to see?
- What is the best, most scenic or most interesting route from Denver to Grand Teton? Should we be entering Grand Teton heading north on the 189/191 or heading west on the 26.
- Is 1 night in Grand Teton and 3 in Yellowstone enough?
- Is Portland/Mt St Helens worth the trip down considering we have a 2yo and won't be hiking or should we spend longer/slower traveling west from Billings to Seattle?
- Finally we could adjust the whole schedule to make it a round trip from Denver to Denver...we haven't seen any of this country although my husband has spent time in Colorado Springs so we'd probably not venture that way...would that be a better option.
I understand we will need to check the road reports for Yellowstone and make sure there've been no road closures etc as we're bordering on it being too late in the year.
All and any advice is welcome.
Thanks in advance