How many hours of driving to Mt. Rushmore from Denver. I figure I am going to be driving an average of 60 mph.
392 / 60 = 6.53 hours of very boring driving especially on I25 in Wyoming.
We did drive last year going from Mt Rushmore to Rocky Mountain NP.
Answer to a previous post question you asked back in Mar how much for parking at Stanley Hotel.,we stopped last year to look around.There was no parking fee then and we took a tour of the whole complex (Stanley Hotel).We stopped on Mon Sep 10.IMO for the price I would avoid it,like most TA reviewers have suggested.
By the way the movie "The Shining" was not filmed here,believe it was filmed in Oregon..
Hope this helps...
Why would you only be driving 60 mph in Wyoming? The speed limit is much higher, there is nothing to see, and there are very few other cars around. You can probably make better time than that.
He said an avg of 60 mph not all is intesrstate 25
You are right, only the first 225 miles of it are interstate. After that, it is an empty stretch of state highway with a speed limit of 65 miles per hour for at least 75 miles. Then it gets a little hilly and scenic when you cross into South Dakota, but there still isn't any traffic to slow you down much. I still find 60mph a very slow average unless you are towing something.
By the way, The Stanley was the inspiration for Stephen King when he wrote the book The hotel was not used in the movie version, but was used in the filming of the mini-series of The Shining.
We did the trip from Boulder CO to Custer SD in 6 hours of driving. We did stop for an hour along the way. It is not really that horrible of a drive and is quite different than Miami! I like to imagine what it was like for those that travelled across this area in a covered wagon!!! Makes my airconditioned, sattelite radio, adjustable lumbar support well appreciated!!
Enjoy the trip!
Count on some extra time if you come from DIA, can be busy. Count on 7 hours from there with a stop in between. An average of 60mph is reallistic imo.
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