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Denver , Black Hills- Devils Tower - Yellow Stone - Utah - Denver

Nov 6th, 2017, 07:53 AM
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Denver , Black Hills- Devils Tower - Yellow Stone - Utah - Denver

I have this trip planned to start this Weekend.
11th in the Morning to 19th Morning (have a flight to catch). All by Road.
Have nothing planned, want beautiful places to hike and the best/scenic routes to take when traveling around.
Planning to Airbnb.
This will be a solo travel and I love traveling in winter especially with snow and mountains around me.
I know most of Yellowstone will be not accessible but wanted to Drive between the North and North East entrance for the views and mountains.
Zion has places to hike and see, not sure about what to do or where to go in the other places.
Need suggestions particularly on the Devils Tower, WY to Zion, UT (going through Yellowstone)
I literally didn't plan anything and want to just go where I feel like at that time, got my winter gear, hiking shoes, my GoPro and snow spikes for shoes.
Any sort of recommendations, tips suggestions from your experience to make my trip cover most scenic places and drives from your experiences is appreciated.
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Nov 6th, 2017, 10:08 AM
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I trust you are aware that driving to all these places and back to Denver entails more than 2200 miles.
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Nov 6th, 2017, 10:20 AM
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Yes Sir, willing to take in trip suggestions or anything/everything from the expert community out here.
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Nov 6th, 2017, 11:32 AM
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First suggestion: skip Zion and go to Moab instead. That will cut about 400 miles off your trip.

Day 1: It's a 6 hour drive from Denver to the Black Hills. Sunset is around 4:30. If you're interested in visiting Mt. Rushmore: the visitor center closes at 5 pm but the grounds are open until 9 pm. The monument itself will be lit up after dark, so plan accordingly and check out the visitor center exhibits before they close.

Day 2: Maybe drive through Custer State Park? Then drive up Spearfish Canyon to get back to the interstate and head to Devil's Tower. You're going to need to stop somewhere between Devil's Tower and Yellowstone unless you are OK with driving late. It's a 7 hour drive from Devil's Tower to Yellowstone.

Day 3: Yellowstone. You're confined to one road (as you already know) but still plan on an entire day. After the park, it's an 8 hour drive from the North entrance of Yellowstone to Salt Lake City and you don't want to do that in the dark. Just plan on staying in Gardiner or somewhere close overnight.

Day 4: Drive to Salt Lake City - stay there overnight

Day 5-6: Drive to Moab, spend 2 days there to visit Arches and Canyonlands.

Day 7: Drive back to Denver, stop at Colorado National Monument, Glenwood Canyon/hot springs

Day 8: Travel home

You have one more day to fill. Some options for that extra day: add a day to the Black Hills, add a day to Moab area, spend some time in Denver, possibly drive to Estes Park and visit Rocky Mountain National Park, or try to go to Zion before Moab. Personally, I would not try to visit Zion given the short daylight hours and amount of driving you're already doing.
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Nov 6th, 2017, 11:59 AM
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WhereAreWe , Thank you for your time and suggestions.
Can you send me your email here or email me at [email protected]
I would like to send a small token of gratitude from my side.

Thanks Again
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Nov 9th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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Seriously suggest you Google:
airbnb spy camera

This is a video - take note of their RF detector


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