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Question 4 the WYOMING guys....

Taking the family to Yellowstone this summer,comin out of Colorado on I25. Was wondering which way over you would suggest? I80? Or stay on 25 up to Casper and then over,and then what. Ill be pullin a camper trl but shouldnt have any issues with the hills (knock on wood). Also any camp grounds you suggest?
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I used to live in Laramie, if you want "hills" and a scenic drive take hwy287 over to hwy130, it should be open for travel by now, I80 vs I25 are about the same. I80 will take you around Elk Mountain awesome scenic drive. Ive been as far West as Saratoga, and North to Wheatland (good rib joint there), your on your own from there. Good luck

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i25 up to casper is flat and boring haha , same with casper to riverton,wy

i80 goes up to 9-10k feet west of Cheyenne then drops back down to 7k feet at laramie, haven't been past Laramie though so not sure there

happy jack road from Cheyenne to Laramie is a good scenic drive

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Yeah I80 from Cheyenne down to Laramie is a pucker factor 10 for me in the winter...

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Right on thanks guys that gives me a direction to look!

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happy jack road from Cheyenne to Laramie is a good scenic drive
Abandoned super secret missile silos included, however that's out of the way for the direction he's coming from,
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Taking the family to Yellowstone this summer,comin out of Colorado on I25.
I80 is your best bet, use google street view to get a better idea of what to expect, its my number one go to tool for planning trips.

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Depends on if you want to get there the fast way or the scenic way.

The fastest way to get there would be to go I25 to Casper, then HWY 26 to Shoshoni then up through Wind River Canyon to Thermopolis and on to Cody then the East gate at Yellowstone. There isn't much to see from CO to Shoshoni on this route. The drive gets better once you head North out of Shoshoni. Depending on how much time you want to spend traveling and the age of your kids, there is a fantastic Dinosaur museum in Thermopolis along with the World's Largest Hot Springs and some swimming pools inside the State Park there in town. I would recommend Star Plunge if you choose to visit one.

An alternate route (and some would consider more scenic) is to go through Laramie via Happy Jack highway West out of Cheyenne, (5-6% Downhill grade coming in to Laramie for about 9 miles I believe) then take "Old 30" North out of Laramie to Walcott Junction then West to Rawlins then North out of Rawlins on HWY 287/789 to Lander. This portion of the drive isn't much to look at unless you like the "high desert". Head North out Lander on 287 to its junction with HWY 26 and continue West on HWY 26 to Dubois. Continue Westbound out of Dubois over Togwotee Pass (Has some steep grades, but was just the subject of a 10 year construction project and very nice to drive) to Moran Junction then North on HWY 89 through Teton National Park and in to the South gate of Yellowstone National Park.

I have lived in WY my whole life so if there is something else I can help you with let me know.

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There isn't a large mileage difference in the two routes I posted. But the latter has a more highway/backroad driving. Also the wind can really be brutal on either interstate. I have had daily commutes on both of them. The second route I posted takes you around elk mountain and pretty much keeps you off of I80 except about the last 15 miles rolling in to Laramie and 20 or so miles in to Rawlins. I hope this helps.

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Very cool thank you!

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