Hey everyone, looking at a roadtrip to this area next week during some brief time off I have, never been to SD before and looking forward to it. I'm in my mid 20s, gonna be solo just looking for some time away for myself. I'm mostly looking for hiking/scenery/nature experiences during the day, at night I just enjoy having something to do too, so thinking I'd plan a couple stays at places that are convenient to nightlife or activities or something, even if it means I'm not always as centrally located. Here's my tentative plans, feel free to give me any advice you have on specific must see/do/try things, places to stay, changes I should make, etc.
Drive from central MN to Deadwood, get in about 5 or 6pm.
Mount Rushmore, then hiking around Custer SP all day checking out Sylvan Lake and other areas. Stay in Keystone?
Would like to devote an entire day to driving/hiking/exploring the badlands, is that reasonable? A relative recommended staying at Cedar Pass cabins?
Thought about seeing Devils Tower, but I think having more time to get in more hiking and such would be higher on my priority, maybe I'll see it another time.
Appreciate any adviceEdited: 11 May 2011, 00:00