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Minnesota to Yellowstone, Tetons

Epic road trip from central Minnesota through North Dakota and Montana to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, returning via South Dakota, hitting four National Parks along the way.

  • 53
  • 48:50
  • 2,568 mi
  • $665
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Created by Roadtrippers - February 24th 2021

Long awaited RV road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons - taking in as much as we could along the way!

Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States

This is our home base.

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500mi 07h 10m
Red Trail Campground
4.0

250 East River Road, Medora, ND, US

Red Trail Campground

1

Great little campground, very friendly. Tight spaces.

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0mi 00h 03m
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
4.5

315 2nd Avenue, Medora, ND, US

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

2

Great day trip. Went on a few short hikes.

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0mi 00h 02m
Little Missouri Saloon And Dining
3.5

440 3rd St, Medora, ND, US

Little Missouri Saloon And Dining

3

Had a few beers and an app - sat out side due to COVID.

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282mi 04h 08m
Billings KOA
4.0

547 Garden Avenue, Billings, MT, US

Billings KOA

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4

The first KOA in the US! Stayed only one night. Very nice - cleanest campground I've ever seen. Lots of kids and activities.

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2mi 00h 07m
Thirsty Street Brewing Company
5.0

3008 1st Ave N, Billings, MT, US

Thirsty Street Brewing Company

5

Thirsty Street, because it’s on 30th street.

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0mi 00h 03m
Montana Brewing Company
4.3

113 N 28th St, Billings, MT, US

Montana Brewing Company

6

Around 90F here so wanted something light and refreshing. Enjoyed the Whitetail wheat.

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0mi 00h 02m
Carter's Brewing
4.3

2526 Montana Ave, Billings, MT, US

Carter's Brewing

7

I would almost consider this a dive brewery 🤪 however they do have a good selection though.

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177mi 02h 58m
Mammoth Hot Springs
4.5

Mammoth Hot Springs, Mammoth, WY, US

Mammoth Hot Springs

8

Drove by this as we still had the trailer and NO PARKING. Get there early and if you see a spot nab it!

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60mi 01h 29m
Yellowstone Holiday RV Campground & Marina
4.0

16990 Hebgen Lake Road, West Yellowstone, MT, US

Yellowstone Holiday RV Campground & Marina

9

Great spot on Lake Hebgen - although the drive into Yellowstone gets to be far after a few days.

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1mi 00h 03m
Happy Hour Bar
4.5

15400 Hebgen Lake Rd, West Yellowstone, MT, US

Happy Hour Bar

10

Awesome place right on the lake.

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15mi 00h 17m
Bullwinkle's Saloon & Eatery
4.0

115 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT, US

Bullwinkle's Saloon & Eatery

11

Super busy place - had a great meal right at the bar (in the rear).

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27mi 00h 49m
Norris Geyser Basin
4.5

Grand Loop Road at Norris, WY, US

Norris Geyser Basin

12

Plan on at least 2 hours here - parking is limited. Grab the first thing you see!

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13mi 00h 24m
Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone
5.0

Near Canyon Village, WY, US

Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

13

BEAUTIFUL.

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5mi 00h 16m
Artist Point
5.0

South Rim Dr, WY, US

Artist Point

14

Another location with limited parking. Be sure to walk around the corner.

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22mi 00h 42m
Lamar Valley
4.6

NE Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park,, WY, US

Lamar Valley

15

Expect Bison backups. Plan bio breaks!

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34mi 01h 08m
Yellowstone Lake
4.5

Yellowstone National Park, WY, US

Yellowstone Lake

16

Enjoyed the drive around the west side.

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21mi 00h 38m
West Thumb Geyser Basin
4.0

Grand Loop Rd, West Thumb, WY, US

West Thumb Geyser Basin

17

Some great geysers here - we saw many Elk just laying in the nearby woods. Bathrooms are pretty nasty.

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25mi 00h 41m
Lower Geyser Basin
4.4

Fountain Paint Pot Trail, WY, US

Lower Geyser Basin

18

Some interesting sights here - take your time! No dogs please!

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2mi 00h 03m
Grand Prismatic Spring
4.5

Midway Geyser Basin, WY, US

Grand Prismatic Spring

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Breathtaking.

Banner Photo Credit: Kersten Thellin

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