a VirtualTourist member from Dallas
I plan to fly to Boise in late May and would like to drive to West Yellowstone. Can anyone please tell me the approximate driving time it will take. Also, does anyone have any recommendations on stops on the way I should make to see the great state of Idaho?
The distance will be about five hundred miles and take about 9-10 hours driving. The landscape along the way is the most interesting and the smallish towns will give a great impression of the Old West.
If you plan the drive in one day you will not have time to stop and see the little treasures along the way. In Idaho, think history, mountains, rivers, wide and wonderful vistas, Native Americans and Lewis & Clark Explorers.
The main towns you'll pass on your way to Yellowstone are Boise, Mountain Home, Twin Falls--along Snake River--Heyburn, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Rexburg. I'd suggest looking up these towns to see what they offer that would interest you. I'd also suggest stopping in Pocatello for the night and just south of the city there is Fort Hall, near the University, which has a museum and live buffalo, which is one of my favorites.
Thank you Imkluque for the information and tips.
Barry & Wendy
You are welcome! I hope you have a wonderful time on your road trip.
I will be fly into Boise also in late May and going to Yellowstone will be in the Park for 3 days one Night in Boise hope to see all i can to in a week