My fiancÚ and I are looking into taking a road trip to Yellowstone national park from Houston Texas. This is going to be our first big road trip and we want to make a few stops. I want to travel more west and visit the four corners and whatever else is around the area and then head up north to Yellowstone for a day or two and then to mount Rushmore. After that we plan on heading home but going a different route... Hopefully visiting some other states. Has anyone on this forum done this road trip or know any good stops? Or how long this should take? We were hoping about eight or nine but a few days longer won't hurt. We will probably drive around six hours a day ... Three hours for each of us. Also is it easier to book the hotels/motels beforehand or just to play by ear? Thanks!