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Road trip N. Cali to Mt. Rushmore

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I'm looking for a loop to take that doesn't include oregon or washington. I need to stop in Boise going in one/either direction. I want to go to explore Montana a bit and go to Glacier. Have been to Yellowstone and Tetons but could drive through again. Is there a popular loop people take?

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day one: Grass Valley to Boise

day two: Boise

Day three: Boise to Craters of the Moon to Casper Wyoming

https://www.visitcasper.com/

https://www.cmoninn.com/

day four: see Devils tower, drive to deadwood and spend the night

https://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm

https://www.deadwood.com/

day five: see Spearfish Canyon

https://visitspearfish.com/things-to-do/spearfish-canyon

and then stay in custer state park for 3 or more days to see black Hills area

https://custerresorts.com/lodges-and-cabins/

https://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/

day six - eight: Black Hills and Badland national park

day nine and ten: Drive north to teddy roosevelt national park staying in Medora

see enchanted highway on drie there

https://www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

https://medora.com/

https://www.ndtourism.com/regent/attractions-entertainment/family-fun/enchanted-highway

continued below

Edited: 09 August 2022, 07:50
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continued day 11:

drive to Bozeman, Wyoming

https://www.visitmt.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/bozeman

day 12 and 13: Bozeman to Glacier National Park

https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

day 14: glacier national park to Coeur d'alene - take a boat ride

https://www.cdacruises.com/daily-cruises/

day 15 and 16; Continue south on your drive home

Grass Valley, Oregon
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Perfect. Thank you.

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When?

How many days?

When you say northern Califirnia…

where do you plan to start? If you start from there and return home on your profile thrn do boise at the end.

Mt Rushmore from Bay Area is about 3 days without much stopping one way

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Dan - what do you have to add to the above - as the OP liked the suggested itinerary Tweaks of course are warranted but starting all over ???? Not sure why.

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Many OPs like offered itineraries, or they politely thank posters for them, anyway. As the OP never says how long they have for their trip, nor crucially when they will travel, having mentioned Glacier, only what they wish to avoid, it doesn't necessarily follow that what's been posted actually works for them or is in the least bit suitable, but of course it's their prerogative to use what's been suggested or do something else. I may disagree or agree with other suggestions, but Dan's perfectly entitled to comment on this forum, and has asked pertinent questions.

SWT

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leave September 19 and I have no time frame but generally 3-6 weeks. Leaving from northern california near Tahoe. Mini's itinerary generally works for me. I'll probably drive home hwy 80 through Utah Nevada.

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I wasn't' being polite. As I said the original posters suggestions were perfect. I appreciate all the time they spent giving me suggestions.

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