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Old 01-03-2019, 03:03 PM
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I'm planning on a summer trip to Yellowstone from NY.
I'm thinking of flying to Denver and then to Bozeman and driving to West Yellowstone.
Now I have absolutely no idea if this is a good entrance and if I-191 is a good route to drive considering I have severe fear of driving on mountainous hilly highways and roads, Can anyone please let me know if there are any elevated downhill dropoffs etc, on this route and any roads inside Yellowstone?
I wanted to go to Montana rather than Wyoming to Yellowstone as I guess Montana is way more beautiful.
Any beautiful spots in Bozeman too?
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:06 AM
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It is a two lane highway, with one lane going each way. That may seem very narrow to you. It is a typical Montana highway. To me it is not steep, terribly windy with dropoffs etc., but there are curves and the river is adjacent on part of the trip.

There is no bad entrance/exit to Yellowstone Park. Each section of the park has something worth seeing.

Pick up a cooler after you get your rental car & fill it with sandwiches, deli food & water & drinks and snacks so you can enjoy your road trip. There are many places to stop & take a hike and look at the sights.

Overall Montana is way more beautiful to me, but Wyoming definitely has some very gorgeous spots --- the park itself is in Wyoming.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:36 AM
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Yellowstone is basically a high plateau with some mountains. Or call it volcano and blast zone. You are going to have to drive up / down to get to it from any direction and around it. But coming south or west from Montana is gradual, fine.

Millions do it per year. Stay out of the northeast part of park to avoid the highest / "scariest" roads. It is a long up & down to Cody WY. Not bad but you may want to skip it. Don't come in early season. Don't speed.

Fill gas tank completely before entering and top off wherever you can if you get near half empty.

Not sure where you are getting the I for "I-191" but 191 is definitely not interstate level road. As said before it is 2 lane highway. Good enough. Normal for area, not substandard. 89 stays lower, longer.

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