The nearest useable airport to the Dinosaur Project Site is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Rapid City Regional Airport is located about 6 miles southeast of Rapid City. The project site is about 22 miles almost due south of Newcastle, Wyoming. Highway US-16 is the most straightforward route from Rapid City to Newcastle, WY.
Leaving the airport, drive about 5.5 miles northwest on SD-44 toward Rapid City (right turn when leaving the airport entry road).
Turn left to take US-16 W/SD-79 S ramp toward Hot Springs for about 0.5 miles.
Merge onto US-16 BYP W and drive about 36 miles to Custer, SD (passing through Hill City, SD and past the Crazy Horse mountain sculpture).
Turn right onto Mt. Rushmore Rd/US-16/US-385 and continue to follow US-16 for about 36 miles to Newcastle, WY.
Fill your vehicle with fuel in Newcastle!!!
Turn south (left if coming from Custer, right if coming from Newcastle) onto US-85 on the eastern outskirts of Newcastle.
Follow the detailed directions!
It will probably take around 1.5 hours to drive from the airport to Newcastle and another hour to Camp Cretaceous..