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Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park drive

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  Mt Rushmore
 Casper
 Boysen Reservoir
 Dubois (Wyoming)
 Grand Teton National Park
   Yellowstone National Park 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Yellowstone National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Mt Rushmore
drive for about 4 hours

1:55 pm  Casper
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:55 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:01 pm  Boysen Reservoir
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Boysen Reservoir
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Dubois (Wyoming)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:58 pm  Grand Teton National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:21 pm  arrive at Yellowstone National Park

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Casper  (4 answers)

Boysen Reservoir

Dubois (Wyoming)  (2 answers)

Grand Teton National Park  (39 mentions)


What are some things to do in Yellowstone National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Yellowstone National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Yellowstone National Park to Mt Rushmore drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park. Or get a full Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Mt Rushmore well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Mt Rushmore!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 528 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 45 minutes
Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour behind Mt Rushmore
38 Mt Rushmore travel answers
4 Casper travel answers
2 Dubois (Wyoming) travel answers
99 Yellowstone National Park travel answers





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