United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 http://advisorwellness.com/rapiture-muscle-builder/
  2. 2 Trip Report Chasing Sargent in Nashville
  3. 3 Santa Barbara Hotel
  4. 4 Trip Report The Lincoln Highway, abridged: Nikki's road trip
  5. 5 Key Largo worth a day trip from Florida City/Miami area??
  6. 6 Everglades en route from Ft Myers to Miami doable?
  7. 7 PNW & its grudge against the bumbershoot
  8. 8 B&B in Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor?
  9. 9 Christmas getaway
  10. 10 Kiwi girls going from Houston - Nashville
  11. 11 NY theater district restaurant
  12. 12 Is it safe to wear good jewelry in NYC?
  13. 13 Trip Report Upper Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Par
  14. 14 Family winter holiday
  15. 15 Sjc Car Rental
  16. 16 Trip to Cali
  17. 17 Hawaii: Maui and Big Island questions
  18. 18 Grand Canyon trip from Breckenridge
  19. 19 10 Day California Vacation Advice
  20. 20 4 days in San Diego
  21. 21 Should we go to Orlando if not interested in Disney World?
  22. 22 Please help - Hawaii itinerary - big island and Honolulu
  23. 23 Miami: Coconut Grove or Little Havana?
  24. 24 Need Help Picking a Neighborhood in Boston
  25. 25 Trip Report Not a Typical Trip Report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Short trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore- Need advice

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are planning a quick trip in mid-July so we can see the "highlights" of these Parks as well as the scenery of this part of our Country. We will be leaving Salt Lake by car Monday early evening and plan to stay overnight in Idaho Falls. We will arrive in the Jackson Hole/Grand Teton area on Tuesday. Our thoughts are that we can get a flavor of those parks on Tuesday and part of Wednesday, drive to Yellowstone on Wednesday and spend part of Wednesday and Thursday at Yellowstone. All we really want to do at Yellowstone is see Old Faithful, anything else would be extra. . On Thursday early evening we will start driving to Mt. Rushmore, and stay in Gillette.
Friday we will end up at Mr. Rushmore to get there at night, and spend the night in Rapid City. We fly home mid-afternoon from Rapid City on Saturday, so we can go back to Mt. Rushmore Saturday morning.
I know this is a crazy, rushed itinerary, but that is what we want to do. We know there is a lot of driving, and not much relaxing or down time in the parks.

At this late date, we cannot get reservations at any of the lodges in Yellowstone or the Grand Teton park. Does anyone have good suggestions for nearby lodging? We are not campers or backpackers and like our creature comforts. We have reservations at the Alex Johnson in Rapid City, but I am getting a bit antsy because of mixed reviews on various websites.
Thanks for any help!

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement