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Old 09-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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yellowstone/glacier trip

Hi, we want to visit these two national parks. We are retired so we love to travel in the spring or fall when the kids are in school. I would like advice on the best time to go--May or September? Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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I camped one year at Glacier Meadow RV park around July 15. We had frost one morning, but otherwise the weather was nice and in the upper 70's for mid-day temperature. I have heard that May or Sept there would be a small chance of snow fall in Glacier Park, but maybe others would have a better idea on the weather for those months.
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thanks for your input. Kathy
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You may already know this but, the going-to-the-sun road in Glacier NP doesn't open until late June or even early July because of the snow. The NP website will list the historical opening dates for the going to the sun road, it is one of the highlights of the park.
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Absolutely September, many of the roads are not even open in May before school gets out. I was just there a month ago and it was in the mid 30's at night (Yellowstone and surrounding area).

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thanks for all the input-we will definitely go the end of August into Sept. K
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thanks for all the input-we will definitely go the end of August into Sept. K
A wise choice. We really like staying in Glacier Park at the Apgar campground.
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Will check out the Apgar Campground. Retired teachers love to travel in the fall. K
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Will check out the Apgar Campground. Retired teachers love to travel in the fall. K

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Just be aware that the parks and facilities within Yellowstone usually close up around September 25. The national park website will list exact dates.
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