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Mount Rushmore in mid January?

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Sydney Australia
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Mount Rushmore in mid January?

We are travelling around the states and Canada in Dec/Jan and will find ourselves around Salt Lake City in mid January. Are we able to get to Mount Rushmore (2 adults, 2 kids) and if so, what mode of transportation is available? Advice re hotels and time frames would be great. We have a couple of weeks up our sleeves and don't need to be back in San Fran until end of Jan.

Rapid City, South...
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1. Re: Mount Rushmore in mid January?

The visitor center at Mount Rushmore is open year round, winter hours 8-5. The lights come on at dusk but there is no winter lighting ceremony.

If you have a car, you can drive there, not sure if there is any other kind of transport/shuttle other than hiriing a tour if you would fly into Rapid City.

Sydney Australia
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2. Re: Mount Rushmore in mid January?

Thank you, what kind of weather and road conditions should we expect?

Lead, South Dakota
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3. Re: Mount Rushmore in mid January?

In January you can expect the weather to be cold and snowy. Be sure to bring winter gear.

4. Re: Mount Rushmore in mid January?

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