- By John
- On Sep 27, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Arrange your Yellowstone trip by drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone? Then the tips about the routers and distance information you may interested in. Salt Lake City ¨C Gateway to Natural Beauty. Before we look at the scenic drive we encountered between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone, let¡’s take a look at some of the alternative aforementioned routes you could take to support choosing Salt Lake City as the perfect hub for a fun-filled outdoors, adventure getaway.
Convinced yet that Salt Lake City is the perfect spot? Ok, well let's head in a different direction and find out what we did during our drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone. Needless to say, you have no need to head outside of Utah for natural beauty, but given that we had already experienced 3 of Utah's national parks we decided it was time to head north!
Drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone
If you plan on making the drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone, you first need to determine which route you want to take. The most direct route is to take I-15 North via Idaho Falls and at just over 320 miles will likely take anywhere from 4 1/4 to 5 hours depending on traffic.
The more ambitious and adventurous travelers (of course we would fall into that category!) will opt for a route that takes you through Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Here are a couple of benefits of taking this route:
If you have the annual National Park pass and want an impromptu visit to Grand Teton National Park, this is the perfect route.
If you want gorgeous scenery along the journey, this is the perfect route.
If you don't mind making several stops throughout the trip (trust us, after making this trip you cannot help yourself!), this is the perfect route.
The main drawback of this route is that it is extremely time-consuming. I would also add that on a couple of occasions I was surprised by how poor some of the road conditions were, especially between Bear Lake and Montpelier. The below route on Google Maps is calculated at 326 miles with a time of just under 6 1/2 hours.