We are planning a trip to the rockies in 2014 but also want to visit several places in South Dakota so apologies if I am in the wrong forum
We plan to fly into Denver at the end of July and do an anticlockwise trip taking in the following
Badlands Custer State Park Mount Rushmore Deadwood in Dakota
Bighorn Battle Site (Montana I think ? ) Cody and of course YNP and GTNP in Wyoming
We also would like to take in a rodeo as we are there
So is it worth staying in Cheyenne to see Frontier Days is the first question
We are thinking of basing in Rapid City to see the sights in SD and we also want to see Fort Laramie so how we do that depends on if we stay a night or so in Cheyenne
The big question is seeing the parks and where we stay to do that
We are thinking 2/3 days in GTNP staying at Jackson and 3/4 days in YNP staying in the park. If we want to see Bighorn Battleground can we do that from YNP or should we spend a day or 2 in Cody to take in the museum and battle sites ?
If it helps we are in our fifties but quite fit and we are not stuck to a time limit but think 14 to 16 nights ?
If anyone has any thoughts on our trip anything we havnt listed but must see or anything I have listed that may not be worth the trip we would be very grateful for any advice or tips