I've been reading through many forum posts with various itineraries & have noticed that the suggested itinerary for the Iron Mt Road is south to north, with the Wildlife Loop in the am.
We will be staying in Keystone. What's the best route to drive to the Wildlife Loop and then head north? I'm having a hard time with my map & SD travel guide - looks like we might need to double-drive Iron Mt Road? Or is it best to swing out on 16/385 and then cut east on 16A at Custer City, looping down to 87?
Our first day was planned for Wildlife Loop, Iron Mt, and Mt Rushmore plus Mt Rushmore area tourist attractions (slide, etc.). I have a separate day planned with Jewel Cave, Needles Hwy etc., and Crazy Horse, if that makes any difference at all.
We are VERY flexible in our plans. We have 4 nights & 3 full days to explore the general Black Hills area, with a separate day planned for Devil's Tower and Spearfish.
Thanks for any help & suggestions!