I just came across this site. I think it is a great resource. Anyhoo I live in NJ and I was thinking about coming out West for the summer. As being a typical easterner my knowledge of the West is limited. I only have a week. Here is my plan. I am very open to suggestions. I was thinking from flying from Philadelphia to Denver.( I live an hour from either Newark Airport or Philly). From Denver drive up to Rushmore which looks like a 5 hr drive. Stay overnight a day or two and then drive out to Yellowstone. Then back down to Denver. How far is it between Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore and what is the best route? What else is there to see on the way? Also what is the driving time from Yellowstone back down to Denver? . The reason I picked Denver is that flights from either Philly or Newark are about $22O a roundtrip.
If you can think of other cites as a base to fly into from the above cites that would be a help to. Thanks in advance.