Originally Posted by Whammon2
Hi folks...planning a first out of state trip from Phoenix to Mt Rushmore. Can anyone suggest an easy route while pulling a 33 ft fifth wheel? Hopefully avoiding low bridges etc...hard to tell how good these roads are using RV Trip Wizard. Also, maybe while there, a good place to stay?
What is the Mission? What do you enjoy? Many options available as you are starting in a pretty Popular area, Time of year might also effect the route, and the choices - IMHO - could be affected by time of year.
In general not much out West that will affect the where you have to go, as most of the Roads, if not all, work , some are just better choices than others.
Personally I'd likely make this at least a month up and a month Back. Again running in the more desirable areas based on the time of the Year/Weather. Timing the trip so as to be in areas that are just great to be in in the time of year.
Likely I'd head north catching the Tetons, then across to Custer - so much to see and do along the way - then on the way back I'd return through Colorado, hoping it might be late September, and having a chance to just meander through the Rockies as I head south back to Phoenix.
Just one more option, so much to see just never enough TIME!
Best of Luck,