Hello all, any advice gratefully appreciated, we are coming over from the UK for a 3-week trip, in Sept. We previously used this forum when we completed a road trip from Atlanta to LA in 2016 and we received lots of really good advice so here I am again, hoping for your assistance.
General plan as follows:
Friday Eve 6pm - Denver Airport to Estes Park – stay for Two nights
Can anyone advise the best route to Estes for scenery – I have been reading a lot of previous replies on this forum and have noted
Drive from DIA to Boulder and 119 through Boulder Canyon, then Peak to Peak at Nederland (72 to 7) approx 2 1/2 hours from DIA – is this the best route do you think?
While at Estes we hope to visit RMNP – as our time will be limited any “must see” recommendations will be appreciated. I have already noted down the “Ariel tramway” and “The Stanley Hotel”
Sunday Estes Park – to Keystone SD stay for Two nights
Is there a “best scenic” route for this?
Someone has mentioned the “Trail Ridge Road” is that easy to pick up when leaving Estes Park towards Keystone and do you recommend it?
I was hoping to go visit Deadwood, or Sturgis (or Both) as well as seeing Mount Rushmore, etc, is this realistic do you think?
Tuesday Keystone to Sheridan – Stay one night
Wednesday Sheridan to Cody- Stay one night
Thursday Cody to Yellowstone for Two nights
Any advice for things to see and do, best drives, places to eat or “must see and do” would be really welcomed. Thank you from a grateful Brit.
I didn’t want this to be too long so have only posted about the 1st Week for now.