15 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Area Itinerary

15 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Area Itinerary

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Keystone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Denver
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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Needles Highway and Wind Cave National Park. Let the collections at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Insideout capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more), Wind Cave National Park (Rankin Ridge Nature Trail & Elk Mountain Nature Trail) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, and take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Helicopters.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone journey planning tool.

Dallas to Keystone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in Keystone hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Black Elk Peak
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Biscuit Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Gibbon Falls and Castle Geyser. There's much more to do: stroll through Osprey Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, hike along Storm Point Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in August, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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S Rim Trail
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Biscuit Basin
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dinosaur Ridge and Children's Museum of Denver. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Castle Rock Zip Line Tours (in Castle Rock) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, catch some excitement at Colorado Railroad Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Denver at 85°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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