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post #1 of 25 Old 08-03-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Places to ride/stay around Yellowstone or Glacier Park

Our 30th anniversary is coming up - Honey Darling Precious asked what I wanted to do....I want to go to Yellowstone Park. I'd love to take my geldings with me but he said no way.

I looked at lodging at Yellowstone. It is 3 days older than dirt and while I have seen it in person years ago, the fact is I am highly allergic to dust, dust mites and mold. The reviews aren't promising on the lodging there.

So I have been looking at some of the guest lodges up there - riding is included - even overnight pack trips. This highly appeals to me. Does anyone have any reviews or opinions on a lodge either there or Glacier Park? We would be flying in not driving. We want to stay about 4 or 5 days. Barry said why do you want to ride? You have a horse here!! LOL I said I don't have one up there and I'd love to ride there. I have rode at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado about 15 years ago. Any help appreciated!!!

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post #2 of 25 Old 08-03-2012, 01:22 PM
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What state? I have a recommendation for the Wyoming area of Yellowstone, but I don't know any of the places in Colorado.

Oh, and I'm highly jealous. I'd love to go back to that area sometime soon!

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post #3 of 25 Old 08-03-2012, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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either Wyoming or Montana. Honey Darling Precious says that Montana is "God's Country". He loves the Rocky Mountains.

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Jackson Wy is only about a 45 minute drive from the south entrance. It is a great place to stay. If you stay in Jackson look into the bar j wranglers.
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Since I haul my own horses into Yellowstone, I really can't speak for any of the guest ranches or what they offer. I just refuse to rent horses when I can ride my own. But I understand that hauling your horse from Texas up and back would add several days to your trips.

There are concessionairs that offer horse trail rides in about 5 places within the park, as well as numerous dude ranches around the perimeter of the park.

Any of the bedroom communities will have ranches that offer a multitude of services. Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone, Cody and Gardner are just out side the gates of the park as well as communities that are little farther away such as Ashton Id. Jackson Hole is my favorite. Good airport. Good food and night life. Close access to Grand Tetons and Jackson, Snake river for white water raft trips. Horse rides, hunting, fishing, skiing in the winter. A great town.

Flag Ranch is located north of Jackson Hole between Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks. I often trailhead off the Road that runs between Flag Ranch and Ashton Idaho. Lots of trails in that area.

Jackson Lake Lodge has horses. It is also the starting point for the Two Oceans Trail up to Grand View. It looks like much more modern Hotel than the historic hotels inside the Park.

There are several guest ranches over near Turpin Meadows along the gravel road that follows the Buffalo river. Turpin Meadows is the trail head to the most remote spot in the lower 48 states. Hawks Rest.

You can google Guest Ranches or Dude Ranches and find a long list.

Here are a couple Jackson Hole Dude / Guest Ranches

Jackson Dude Ranches, Wyoming Guest Ranch Vacations - AllTrips

This is a view off the Two Oceans trail near Jackson Lake


Crossing the Bechler River in the SouthWestern part of Yellowstone


Hope you have a great trip. You will make great memories
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post #6 of 25 Old 08-03-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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It is a 1,665 mile trip to Yellowstone from here. Gaaaaa - it would take forever hauling the horses there and back. I would love to take my boys with me but they will have to wait for another trip (LOL right now I can hear Biscuit and Sarge saying "oh thank God sister isn't trying to drag us up mountains!!")

I looked at a few nice places in Cody - it is $860 per day for both of us. That is inclusive of food, lodging, activities. I also looked up Glacier Park. Hummmm...lots of choices. Anyone else ? Anyone know anything about Glacier?

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Glacier Park is beautiful, but it is not nearly as nice as Yellowstone.

We drove out to Yellowstone Park several times.
We stayed at the Fishing Bridge campground with our RV. What a fantastic place! It takes a good two weeks to come close to seeing the park. First off, Cody is a good place to start. You have to eat at the Erma. Their prime rib is awesome. When you go to the park, you have to see all the geysers, but that is just a start. There are horses to rent near the canyon area. There are other places too. There is a little lake in the north east corner in Lamar Valley called "Trout Lake". The trout are huge and the swim all around and laugh at your fishing lures. You could spend forever just looking at Yellowstone Lake. Jackson Hole is one of the coolest tourist traps around. You just got to go there, and take your money. Clay's cousin owns a ranch just north of the park, so we usually stay there at some point in the trip. Geez. I want to go back. All through the park you will see unbelievable wildlife. Bison, elk, moose. We saw some wolves.

I can't imagine paying $860 per day. You surely can stay cheaper and you really will want to try out the different places.

When I die, if I am good, I will go to Yellowstone.

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post #8 of 25 Old 08-03-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Celeste,
We did go to Yellowstone about 15 years ago. Only got to spend one day there - I was actually sent there for a training session in Idaho!!

The place that was ca ching ca ching was pretty ritzy and all inclusive of all kinds of stuff so I understand the price.

I was looking at going somewhere between the 10-18th. The 18th is our actual anniversary. I just got a call for a huge order due on the 20th in the morning for a job fair an engineering company is putting on at the local university. Way too much ca ching to turn down if in fact they place the order which I will know Monday morning. It is for a thousand cupcakes I hear Biscuit yell from the barn "don't turn that down Sister!!! I need a Living Quarters horse trailer!!!"

So I will figure out where and when we can go ... LOL Now I may have to put that off until spring!

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September is a great time to go. This is Morning Glory Pool at the end of the main boardwalk for geysers.


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