I was hoping to get some feedback from ya'all about traveling with a 3-year-old to Yellowstone on a two week RVing trip in Aug/Sep 2011. I'd like to ask those that have been to Yellowstone with a 3-year old (plus or minus a half-year in age) to tell me the pros and cons in your experience.
My friend's family will be traveling in their own RV, but we'll be vacationing/RVing together. My friend thinks that maybe her 3-year old might not get a lot out of the trip (like maybe she's too young to really appreciate Yellowstone). We initially planned on doing the Grand Circle in Utah (most of the Nat'l Parks) but I'm thinking that Yellowstone would be more appealing to the kids, being that there are bison on the roads, elk to see, etc. The number of days in the RV would be the same for both trips, but Utah ends up being about 600 miles longer over the two weeks. Any opinions whether Yellowstone or Utah would be better for a 3-yr old?
Our Yellowstone itinerary would be something like the following:
Auburn to Angel Creek Campground in Wells, NV.
Wells, NV to Rainbow Pt Campground near the west entrance of Yellowstone, then stay at Rainbow Pt Campground for 3 nights.
--Day trips to (1) Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Geyser Basin, and (2) Lower Geyser Basin
Then to Tower Falls Campground or Pebble Creek Campground for 3 nights
--check out Grand Canyon and Tower Falls
--check out Lamar Valley
then to Fishing Bridge RV Parkfor 2 nights
--check out Hayden Valley on the way to Fishing Bridge
Any spots particularly appealing for 3 year olds (ones that I missed)?
Thanks for any and all input!