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Wife and I are planning a drive to Yellowstone National Park.

We will be leaving from Sacramento, Ca and would like to see sites on the way. We also would like best route.
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Out of Sacramento, if you haven't already done so, you can drive a stretch of what's popularly known as the nation's "Loneliest Road" (a route taking you from San Fran all the way east to the Chesapeake Bay). Head up into the Sierra Nevadas and California Gold Country. You'll then route past South Lake Tahoe and into Nevada, where you'll discover quirky frontier towns like Carson City and Austin, all part of the rugged Pony Express Trail (see a photo gallery here: http://bit.ly/z9GjZX). Just before you hit the Nevada-Utah line, hook a left at Ely to join Highway 93, which will take you north through the Nevadan badlands and into Idaho. Follow 93 through Shoshone to ethereal Craters of the Moon National Monument, or get on I-84 at Twin Falls for the quickest route the Yellowstone National Park's West Yellowstone entrance. If you can, I'd recommend you pick up a copy of Jamie Jensen's excellent "Road Trip USA" (http://www.roadtripusa.com/buybook.html) to guide you through the sights along many of these roads!
  • Alistair
     answered this on February 16, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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I think the best way in is through Jackson in the south...so you'd cut west in Idaho falls and head to Jackson, then north through Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton is worth a few days on its own, especially in spring when the wildflowers are out.
  • Pieter
     answered this on February 03, 2012 at 09:27 AM
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