Hi All, I'm trying to plan a few days in the black hills in August. We will only have one full day. Here is my tentative plan for the day.....is it even possible?
We will be staying at High Country Guest Ranch
8 - 10 am - Up early and get to Crazy Horse by 8 am....spend a couple of hours
10 - 2 - Drive to Sylvan Lake....walk around the lake, picnic and maybe a swim or paddle boats
2 - 4 Head back to the cabin to rest for a few hours
4 - 6 Drive down needles to wildlife loop.....a couple hours with stops for photos
6 - 7 - Head up iron mt rd to mt rushmore....stops for photos
7 pm Arrive at Mt Rushmore at least an hour before the lighting ceremony, walk presidents trail
Stay for lighting then head back to cabin
Too much time at Sylvan? Skip the trip back to the cabin? Is three hours enough to drive down needles, around wildlife loop and up iron mountain?
Additional info: there will be 6 of us ages 75, 64, 42, two 23s, and an eight month old so long hikes are out. Also note that we may have additional time the following morning for another viewing of mt rushmore.
Please help, I want to squeeze everything into a short time :(