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Yellowstone National Park to Mt Rushmore drive

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

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Yellowstone National Park to Mt Rushmore road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Yellowstone National Park to Mt Rushmore. If you're planning a road trip to Mt Rushmore, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Yellowstone National Park and Mt Rushmore. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Yellowstone National Park and Mt Rushmore. 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 at Yellowstone National Park
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:22 am  Grand Teton National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:55 pm  Dubois (Wyoming)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:30 pm  Boysen Reservoir
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Boysen Reservoir
drive for about 2 hours

12:06 pm  Casper
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:13 pm  Crazy Horse Memorial
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:13 pm
drive for about 26 minutes

5:39 pm  arrive in Mt Rushmore

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Grand Teton National Park  (39 mentions)

Dubois (Wyoming)  (2 answers)

Boysen Reservoir

Casper  (4 answers)

Crazy Horse Memorial  (9 mentions)


What are some things to do in Mt Rushmore?

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 Mt Rushmore. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Best campground for big rigs  (1 answer)

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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 Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park 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 Yellowstone National Park to Mt Rushmore. Or get a full Yellowstone National Park to Mt Rushmore 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 Yellowstone National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Yellowstone National Park!





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





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