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Elko to Yellowstone National Park drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Elko to Yellowstone National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Elko to Yellowstone National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Yellowstone National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Elko and Yellowstone National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Elko and Yellowstone National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Elko
drive for about 1 hour

9:04 am  Wells, NV
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:04 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:27 am  Jackpot
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:27 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

1:26 pm  Twin Falls
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:12 pm  Pocatello
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:12 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

5:56 pm  Idaho Falls
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:56 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:52 pm  West Yellowstone
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:11 pm  arrive at Yellowstone National Park

driving ≈ 9 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Elko to Yellowstone National Park.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Elko, Nevada.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Wells, NV
Jackpot  (2 answers)
Twin Falls  (5 answers)
Pocatello  (2 answers)
Idaho Falls  (9 answers)
West Yellowstone  (7 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Yellowstone National Park.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Yellowstone National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Yellowstone National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Walking with difficulty. What can I do while family hikes?  (6 answers)

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Bucket- List road trip  (3 answers)

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Stop off driving between Yellowston and Yosemite  (2 answers)

profile  Blair from Tigard, Oregon asked:
What to do with one day at Yellowstone?  (2 answers)

profile  Chris from New York City asked:
Need help with Yellowstone itinerary for family of 4  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Yellowstone National Park.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Yellowstone National Park to Elko drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Elko to Yellowstone National Park. Or get a full Elko to Yellowstone National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Elko well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Elko!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 489 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 22 minutes
Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour ahead of Elko
5 Elko travel answers
2 Jackpot travel answers
5 Twin Falls travel answers
2 Pocatello travel answers
9 Idaho Falls travel answers
7 West Yellowstone travel answers
90 Yellowstone National Park travel answers

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