« on: April 03, 2013, 07:33:33 am »
Because Yellowstone doesn't allow organized group tours through the park, group tours (including ACA tours) routinely detour around Yellowstone. These routes are easy to find on the web. Having said that, I didn't find the traffic in Yellowstone to be any problem at all. I went through in late June. The crazy traffic doesn't really start until after the fourth of July. The campgrounds in Grand Teton and Yellowstone are nice, very inexpensive (for bicycles) and never full (for bicycles). I agree that Old Faithful is overrated, but there are a lot of other great things to see in the park (including many kinds of animals), and the Tetons are spectacular.
The ACA group tours avoid Yellowstone by going through Idaho, via Jackson, Wilson, Teton Pass, Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, Lamont, Drummond, Ashton, Warm River, Island Park, West Yellowstone.