Hello. I am new to this site. My family (mom, dad, two small kids 6 and 9) are flying in to Denver in August and plan on the following itinerary. Other than the obvious big attractions are there any "must see" off the beaten track stuff to see? Here is my planned route (pretty set in stone at this point, since we are only 2 weeks from departure). We are trying not to have any killer driving days, and want some down time, but any suggestions to change itinerary or sights to see would be much appreciated!
Day 1- arrive Denver lunch time from NY, drive to friends house about 1 hour south.
Day 2 -sight see
Day 3- depart some time for Scottsbluff, spend night
Day 4- Arrive Rapid City -Mt. Rushmore?
Day 5- Badlands tour, Wall Drug, back to Rapid City
Day 6- Deadwood (any suggestions?)
Day 7- Depart for Wyoming, Devil's Tower, Spend night in Gillete
Day 8- Drive to Cody, spend night at Irma Hotel (arrive in time for gun fight)
Day 9 -Arrive at Yellowstone in morning- two nights
Day 11- drive back through Wyoming stop for night in Rawlins
Day 12 -back to Denver area
Day 13- Fly home