We love road trips! We spent several days exploring Montana and Wyoming (with a pit stop in Deadwood, South Dakota) visiting Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks. Below are our quick tips and reviews.
Drive from Rapid City to Deadwood, SD (because we love the show!). Review: Would not make a special trip to see the city.
While in Deadwood, SD we also made a stop to see Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore to Billings, Montana and stopped for the night at The Northern Hotel (highly recommend)
Billings, MT to Jackson Hole, WY. Review: Definitely will be going back to Jackson Hole. We stayed at The Lodge at Jackson Hole and Wyoming Inn and at half the price of the Lodge, Wyoming Inn was surprisingly pleasant. We’ll stay at Wyoming Inn the next time we’re in Jackson Hole.
From Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and Yellow Stone National Park are within 3 hours drive.
Jackson Hole, WY to Bozeman, MT where we stayed at the Gallatin River Lodge which we loved. See our separate video on the lodge.
Bozeman, MT to Whitefish, MT for Glacier National Park. We stayed at the Lodge at Whitefish but would not stay here again- the Lodge felt more like a college dorm.
Tip: Before our road trip, we purchased a family National Parks pass at REI and saved a great deal versus paying individually at each National Park.