Was wondering what your thoughts were as far as the best time to visit. Hiking is the main plan. I have the third week of May through the end of August that I can consider a week-long trip. I don't intend to plan anything too ambitious. The idea is to drive from Chicago to Badlands, then Custer and see the sights in that area, then head back to Chicago. I'd be curious to know if it's a better idea to drive all the way out to Custer first then route back with our stop at Badlands. Also, are there particular routes that I should take as opposed to your traditional highways?
Thanks in advance!