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    New to the forum - looks really useful.

    I'm flying to the US in August for two weeks - they second week we are staying on a ranch in Wyoming. What we would like to do is a mini road trip for the first week, get to Wyoming and then probably fly back to the UK from Denver.

    Have spend a few holidays on the more conventional corner of the US (Vegas, SF, LA, Death Valley etc) and would really appreciate some suggestions for a route.

    Have considered flying in to Chicago and driving west to Wy but am open to consider anything. Don't want 7 days of solid driving though - prefer more leisurely pace with time to stop, see stuff and have fun!

    Thanks in advance for any replies.


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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    "Wyoming" is a pretty big place, and with that comes a whole lot of options.

    You could start in Chicago or Minneapolis and work your way west through the Dakotas, taking in places like the Badlands and the Black Hills. You could also start in Seattle and head East through Idaho and Montana, going through places like Glacier NP. You could also start in Denver or Salt Lake City, and spend some time exploring Colorado and Utah before turning north.

    Those are just a few of the different starting points you'd have using just based around using major airports.

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    The problem with driving from Seattle or Chicago is that they are one way drives and you will get stung with a significant drop off fee for picking a car up in one place and dropping it off far away.

    The most logical thing is to fly out to Denver pick up a car and drop it off at Denver before you fly home.

    From Denver you can

    1) Go North East and see the Black Hills of South Dakota in the first week. or
    2) Go South West across the Rockies towards Mesa Verde NP and up though Moab to Arches and Canyonlands NP before heading up to Wyoming. or
    2) Go West and then North to see the Rocky Mountain NP followed By Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP before your ranch.

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