Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kingman, Arizona
Lived in Twin Falls for 16 years, went to Yellowstone many times. Been snowed on in June, July, and August. Wanted to do it on a bike but always had to drag the kiddies along so never got to, but it is on my bucket list. :-)
Ok, from Twin its about 5 to 5 1/2 hrs. to West Yellowstone in a cage, due to the speed limits once you get off the freeway at Idaho Falls. Plan about at least a C note for a room in West Yellowstone. It was close to that 16 years ago. We did the camping thing most of the time in a campground about 8 miles West of the West entrance.
Speed limit in Park is 35 to 45 mph. You will not not get up that fast due to traffic. Wildlife will cause 15 to 30 min. delays at times, and that's just for deer or elk, a bear will be longer than that.
As for avoiding any area of the park, shouldn't have any trouble, just don't approach any wildlife, that is whats puts them on the defensive. My suggestion is to stay on bike, let wife take pictures and you be ready to move. We went up to Yellowstone at least once a year, never had any beast charge the car, actually had a herd of about 200 bison
walk across Firehole Lake Road in front of, and behind the car we had to stop. They went by like we weren't even there, we sat there for at least 10 min. while they wandered by. They are BIG animals when they walk by a car window and you can look straight across under the belly.
Hope this gives you so insight. Have fun, and ride safe.
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