Wife and I am in the begging stages of planning a "once in a lifetime trip" Out West. Planning to fly into Denver travel thru Nebraska to South Dakota over to Yellostone and Grand Tetons and back Denver. What I would like to know when traveling from Alliance NE on Hwy 385 to Hwy 41/40 to Hwy 16 to the Custer SD area, do I get enough "feel" of the badlands? I planning about 11-12 days on this trip with a least 1 1/2 days in the Custer area before moving on the Cody Wy. Wish I could plan more time in SD but will be budget minded. Any advice would be appreciated.