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Denver to Mt. Rushmore

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Denver to Mt. Rushmore

We are flying into Denver and then heading to Mt. Rushmore and environs. We want to drive about 2 1/2 to 3 hours the first day. Any suggestions on a scenic route and first night's stop? We prefer comfortable accomodations as compared to budget and have never been in this neck of the woods before. Thanks.

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1. Re: Denver to Mt. Rushmore

I can't say that there's a whole lot of sightseeing to be done between Denver and the Black Hills. The drive is kind of pretty in parts depending on your idea of pretty. I would take I-25 north to Cheyenne, WY, head through Lusk, WY, and then enter the Black Hills around Edgemont, SD.

I would guess that Cheyenne would be a good stopping point for your schedule.