Hi! We are planning to do a day trip to Luray caves from DC.. its actually a detour, as our final destination is Richmond.We have to be in Richmond by end of day (in May, so hopefully longer days) and simply did not want to not do the Luary cavern or skyline drive as we are visiting from India and god alone knows if I shall ever come back to this area !
I know it might sound a bit Crazy :), but the plan is was follows :
leave DC early morning, enter skyline from either the Front Royal entrance to drive to luray, or take the 340 to reach Luray. After half day there, drive again on the skyline drive to exit the park from the Swift Run gap to take the 33 to richmond.
My questions are :1
1. Should I go directly to Luray by the 340, avoiding the initial part of skyline drive to save some time ? Or is that part very scenic?
2. Should i take the Swift gap exit from the drive or continue to the rockfish gap and take the 64 to richmond?
basically i wanted to know which the more scenic parts are so that i don't miss them. I know ideally this is very rushed, but figured its better than not doing it at all !
Please do help and guide:)