Driving Directions from the Rapid City Airport


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..