United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Christmas at Grand Canyon
  2. 2 Nashville restaurants
  3. 3 Western US Road Trip- PeakBagging
  4. 4 Driving from Carmel to Incline Village on Wednesday
  5. 5 Is Silverwood Amusement park worth a visit?
  6. 6 Early 30's Couple Spending Two Weeks in Coastal Maine and Canada
  7. 7 NYC - 10-day visit!!!
  8. 8 DC area hotel for end of June...
  9. 9 Driving northern AL to central FL
  10. 10 Road trip from D.C. to Maine
  11. 11 Uber Ride from LV to South Rim, Grand Canyon?
  12. 12 MO road trip itinerary
  13. 13 Late winter road trip Deep South
  14. 14 4 days in wine country. Where should we stay?
  15. 15 Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
  16. 16 Empire Sate: best time; best vendor etcx
  17. 17 Birthday vacation ideas
  18. 18 San Francisco to Costa Mesa
  19. 19 Trip Report Highlights of our return to Kauai
  20. 20 Travel from Boise, Idaho to Grand Canyon
  21. 21 Who offers multi-island guided birding trips in Hawaii?
  22. 22 philly to fredericksburg sat of memorial day wknd - bad idea?
  23. 23 Where to visit driving through coast of Maine
  24. 24 Scenic / Walking Day Trip from Las Vegas
  25. 25 Thanksgiving Road trip California
View next 25 » Back to the top

Mount Rushmore vs an extra day in Yellowstone/Tetons?

Jump to last reply

Opening myself to votes on the first few days of our early September trip. Mount Rushmore vs an extra day in Yellowstone/Tetons?

A little background. Kids will be 17 and 13, so this is sort of a last chance trip for the oldest to see the West before he grows up and moves on. He was 2 last time we were in Yellowstone so this is practically a first for him. My husband is the only one who has seen Mount Rushmore, soooo... is Mount Rushmore worth a whole day out of our way from Denver to Yellowstone? Part of me says YES. We have to see it once in our lives, right? And this is as close as we’re probably ever going to get to it again. But the other part of me knows we could use more time in the Yellowstone/Teton area.

Right now the plans (and reservations) are:

Fri: flight arrives in Denver 10:30 am. Drive to Custer, SD

Sat: visit Mount Rushmore and then drive to Cody, WY

Sun: visit lower loop of Yellowstone and stay in West Yellowstone (or Old Faithful area if canx opens up)

Mon: more Yellowstone, drive through Tetons, stay in Jackson

Tuesday we head on down towards Bryce, Grand Canyon, and more...

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement