On our 12 Day Road Trip through portions of the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states of the USA, Teddy and I were able go on about 15 hikes. There were quite a few we had on our list of options, but we knew we would only end up being able to do 1-2 per day based on the amount of driving we planned to do (around 3,000 miles) across Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Idaho. Below you will find those that we either just didn’t get a chance to do or those that we saw along the way that we added to our list for our next visit.
Teddy and I took a 12 day road trip through five western states in the summer of 2022. One of the states we were able to explore was South Dakota. During our time there, we visited spots like Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Devil’s Tower, and Badlands National Park.
Since Mount Rushmore can be visited in about 1-2 hours, we decided to make this our first stop on our second day in the Black Hills. We got up before sunrise so we could get to Mount Rushmore before sunrise. The grounds when we visited opened at 5 AM, so we got there around 5:45 before the crowds did.
Wind Cave National Park is 1/63 National Parks (as of 2022) in the United States. It’s located in western South … More
There’s always a long list of places I’d love to travel to that I haven’t been to before. But I also have a list of places I’d love to go back to when I have the opportunity. Below are my current top 5 places I’d go back and visit in a heartbeat.
While that post shares all the things we got to do, I thought it would be fun to share some other things about that trip here. That includes the “We wish we had more time in….” list as well as the “Next time we want to visit….” list.
I love a weekend road trip. It’s a great way to get away and explore a new area without having … More
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My first visit to Mammoth Cave National Park was in 2021 on a road trip with Teddy from Pennsylvania to … More