I'm planning a trip starting in Denver that would loop to Rapid city (for Mt Rushmore) before going to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons and down through Vernal (for Dinosaur NP), Grand Junction (for Arches NP and maybe Canyonlands) and then back to Denver. Before I work out how many days I can spend at each point and stops along the way I have two major questions;
1. Is it worth going to Mt Rushmore or spend the extra time in YS or somewhere else? I guess with this it will be personal opinion but that is fine, I want to hear what folk think.
2. Are we missing out anything obvious that we could fit in along this route?
I'd like to say that I got some really useful advice on last years trip (San Fran to Grand Canyon), especially about how long a drive it was from Cambria to Kingman (that was long and hot). So thank you for help previously and I hope you can help again!