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Offline simplicity

UK Rider. Any Advice through Wyoming NP's?
« on: June 17, 2012, 08:34:58 pm »
Hi,

I'm currently 2500 miles into a 5000 mile tour of the country. I'm riding a converted Trans Am from East to West, currently in Rawlins, WY. Looking for any advice from anybody who has rode this section before? Question include:

1.) Is the Teton Spur worth taking?
2.) Any campsites to avoid or aim for over the next week? I've heard some sites can be very pricey?

Thanking you in advance
 





Offline jamawani

Re: UK Rider. Any Advice through Wyoming NP's?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 04:34:26 am »
Absolutely.
It will be the most scenic riding of your entire trip.
There are hiker/biker campsites at Jenny Lake - plus a camp store nearby.
Dornan's Grill at Moose has a spectacular upstairs deck with views.
Beer, pizza, pasta - etc.  Groceries, beer/wine, bike shop.

There are also hiker/biker campsites at nearly every campground in Yellowstone.
The huge, parking lot campgrounds - Grant, Bridge Bay - have pay showers and stores.
(Also Canyon has these services - but it is pleasant with a nice hiker/biker)
I camp at smaller campgrounds and use the facilities at the larger one.
Strongly rec a long loop in Yellowstone - Grant, Lake, Hayden Valley, Canyon, Norris.
Ride super early and late to avoid traffic.

Best - J

PS - I've lived in Wyoming for 20+ years including Jackson.

Photos - Teton Loop & Hayden Valley

Offline indyfabz

Re: UK Rider. Any Advice through Wyoming NP's?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 07:46:16 am »
+1 on Jenny Lake hiker/biker sights.

Before that, if the USFS/ACA (free) campground on the west slope of Togwotee Pass is still listed on the map, at least take the short walk up there. When I was there is was identifiable by some wooden fencing with a gap that you could walk through and a "no vehicles" sign. Heading west it will be on your left. Seem to remember a picnic area about 1 mile before it. Nice view of the mountains. Primitive camping with a bear box.