I wasn't sure where to post this since it covers 3 states. Looks like we have the first 3 weeks in June (1st through 22nd) to visit (coming from OH) SD, CO, and WY. I know the popular season in RMNP is mid-June through mid-August. Are there any pros or cons as to which state to do first? We want to do the following:
1) SD: Badlands Nat'l Park, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse, then Devils Tower WY.
2) CO: Red Rock Ampitheater, Pikes Peak Cog RR, Peak to Peak drive, RMNP, Mesa Verde Nat'l Park.
We'll have 2 little ones (3yrs & 4yrs) so we'll have to plan some kids activities along the way. I was thinking about starting in SD, up to WY then down to CO. Any thoughts? TIA