On Sunday my Mother (75) and I will be driving from Jackson Hole, WY through Yellowstone and then on to Cody, WY. I've been through Yellowstone on a sort of hurried weekend a while ago - she has never been.
Mom is not up for backpacking or hiking - but she's not immobile by any means.
We're coming in from the South Entrance and my plan is (roughly):
- Drive to Grant Village and then on to Old Faithful
- Drive up to Mammoth hot springs
- Down to Tower Falls, and along the lake (Fishing Bridge area)
- Then eventually out the East Entrance
Maybe do a picnic somewhere along the way.
I find the amount of info for Yellowstone pretty overwhelming - anyone have suggestions for Senior-friendly things to see? When I was there years ago I really liked the random road encounters with elk, bison, etc. and I think my mom would really like that, though I know that's impossible to put on an itinerary.