7 days in Wheat Ridge & South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in Wheat Ridge & South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in Wheat Ridge & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  30​min
1
Wheat Ridge
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Denver

1
night
Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge ©
Wheat Ridge is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Hidee Gold Mine and then make a splash at The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wheat Ridge online route planner .

Denver to Wheat Ridge is an approximately half hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Wheat Ridge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Wheat Ridge

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Golden, Hidee Gold Mine, The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park, Littleton Museum
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The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park ©
The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park
Littleton Museum ©
Littleton Museum
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Attractions like Rushmore Tramway Adventures and Big Thunder Gold Mine make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

Start your trip to Keystone by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Wheat Ridge to Keystone with the Route module. Traveling from Wheat Ridge in July, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Custer
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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Keystone to Badlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in July; daily highs in Badlands National Park reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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