We've been researching a road trip in the US for a while and the Wyoming area is a possibility. I've been using google maps to plan a route but we don't quite know what we should aim to see. We'll have 2 to 3 weeks and will have to fly into Denver or Salt Lake City due to the price of flights from the UK. Our budget (hopefully!) will be around £5000 - £6000 total including flights (about £1000-£1500). We are a couple in our mid 30s and we did a road trip a few years ago of the south west and loved the National Parks, especially Zion.
One route I've come up with is Denver-Jackson- Yellowstone-Billings-Deadwood-Denver. This is just a route and not necessarily destinations. Is it worth going west after Yellowstone and going back to Denver Via Idaho and Utah?!
Quite possibly this will be the only time we ever visit this area so the trip has to be comprehensive.
Would definitely like to stay on some kind of ranch somewhere along the way.
Initially we we're going to go for the Southern states but due to liking the NPs so much last time we thought that this area might be more up our street!