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Old 09-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Yellowstone trip from the midwest, Missouri specifically.

We are planning a trip in June 2014, looking at going SD so we can hit Mount Rushmore on the way since we have never seen it. from there about 9 hrs to west yellowstone it looks like for 6 days at Grizzly rv park. Who has made this trip with a big rig and I would love to know some cant miss places along the way, since we are just planning I am trying to make it a good one. Also, anyone travel home from West Yellowstone another route other than 90? Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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I donít know how much time you have available for your trip but if you can, consider extending your trip and spend a couple of days in Grand Teton National Park. The scenery is spectacular. GTNP is just a few miles south of Yellowstone NP and the entrance fee you pay in Yellowstone is good for GTNP too.
If you do that you can take I-80 on your return trip to MO. We just returned from the area last week.

Here's a pic I took in Grand Teton National Park.
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Yellowstone is fantastic. It is big, it is bigger then big in area. We were in Grants Village (sw end of Yellowstone lake) no hookups and felt that we were to far from thing at times. Stop at one of the visitor center and see the film on the park. Take a good pair of walking shoes. You may want to move 2 days to Grand Teton National Park just south.

Mount Rushmore; it is like $20 to park there (that is the only fee) you can drive by and see it.
I would find an over night place to leave the trailer and spend the day seeing Mount Rushmore , Chief Hosa, Custer state park, and Wind Cave and Badlands National Park. You will not be able to do it all in a day so look and see if any of it appeals to you. There is a road (Maybe 87) around Mount Rushmore and Custer SP that will not take a trailer.

From Mount Rushmore you could stop at Devils Tower National Monument (You can do it in a hour) for lunch on the way to Yellowstone.

There is a lot to think about and I am sure you will get some great idea from the people on this site.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Several campgrounds at Custer State Park which is right in the middle of all the Mt. Rushmore activities; Needles Highway, wildlife loop road (drive this about an hour before dusk), and so much to see. We stayed at Grace Coolidge campground in Sept. 2012 and we have a 30 travel trailer plus our tow vehicle. Plenty of room. Go to my profile and check out the photo album.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Great pics old car, except for the blown tires. did your spot at Custer have any hook ups?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Two hours east of Mt. Rushmore, Badlands N.P. is definitely worth a drive through, if not a few days. Oddly, Wall Drug just outside of the Badlands can easily use up half a day.

Don't just drive by Mt. Rushmore. The evening lighting ceremony is well worth seeing.

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We saw Mt Rushmore, Wind Cave, and Custer State Park last year. Oddly enough, my kids enjoyed Crazy Horse monument more than any of it (and it's not even completed), and night time laser show there.
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On the return trip you can take US 26 from the Tetons through Wyoming and then into Nebraska. You will then intersect I80. It gets you off the interstate. The road is good, at least it was in May '12. Along that route you can see wagon wheel ruts from the Oregon trail. This is near Guernsey, Wy. They are pretty neat to see and ponder especially while touring in an RV. Further east is Scott's Bluff National Park. It is worth a visit, they have a good interpretive center. A little further east is Chimney Rock National Historic Site. We did not go to to the site due to time constraints. There is a RV park on the access road to the park. The owner was real nice and told us a lot about Chimney Rock.

Enjoy your trip.
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Bvague, we had an electric hookup and our site was right across from the bathhouse. We actually filled our fresh water tank while parked in our site but it did take a bit of hose. The restrooms were the cleanest I have ever seen. The Grace Coolidge campground only has about 20 sites or so but it was convenient to everything we wanted to do and very peaceful. There is a park ranger pretty much in the campground most of the daylight hours.
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If you drop south in the Black Hills, you can take the southern route across SD, and it's a much more leisurely pace than I90. Mission, SD, is a nice stop along the way, and this is my route to Sturgis. The Badlands are a 'must see', as well as Needles Highway (but not with an RV behind--just use your tow vehicle). Spearfish Canyon is well worth the drive, too. And, don't miss the lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore in the evening. Hard to be an American and not have a lump in your throat! Hope you have a great trip!
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