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Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

I know it’s quick but better than nothing?! SLC Wednesday afternoon stopping part way heading to Mount Rushmore Saturday head back part way and back in SLC Sunday eve. Any suggestions on staying along the way and Best to see. Want to see Custer State Park and Mt R

Pitman, New Jersey
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1. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

It's beyond the halfway point, but Casper, WY may be a good stopping point. You may want to post this question on the Road Trips forum for input. The folks on there are very good with routes, etc. We typically fly into an area and go from there.

The way I see it, you really only have 1.5 touring days. You would have enough time to see Rushmore and Custer State Park, but just keep an eye on your weather. I would not make the drive if there's any snow predictions. Many of the roads in CSP are very winding so you would not want to be driving them in poor conditions.

Fremont, California
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2. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

I agree with Casper, Wyoming,.

We stayed at C'Mon Inn and enjoyed the trails museum there.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60…

http://nhtcf.org/

On the way to Mt Rushmore there is Devil's Tower

https://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm

Its a short stop (hour or less) but good photo opportunity.

Irwin, Pennsylvania
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3. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

How do I get to the Road Trip forum you speak about?

Arlington, Virginia
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4. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

To see the Road Trips forum, you need to be on the full site, not the mobile site.

Pitman, New Jersey
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5. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

Here's a link to the Road Trips forum:

https:/…ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Trips.html

Irwin, Pennsylvania
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6. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

Thank you

7. Re: Quick trip from SLC to Mt Rushmore

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