I am spending a semester abroad at the University of Minnesota next fall. I will probably come to the US early August, because I would like to do a little roadtrip (2-3 weeks) before the semester starts. I have already been to the East Coast Cities (Boston, New York, Philly) so I would like to
explore an other part of the States. I really love nature and moutains so Yellowstone/Teton NP sounds like a perfect destination. Generally, I got 2 options.
A: Driving all the way from Minneapolis to Yellowstone/Teton via Badlands, Black Hills, Mount Rushmore.
B: Take a flight to Denver and visit Badlands, Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, Teton NPs, Mount Rushmore, etc. on a round trip.
What do you think? Would I miss out on a lot if I don't visit Denver and Rocky Mountains NP?