Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Mount RushmoreRoad trips are as a part of the American culture as hamburgers and 4th of July. Driving through the mountains and plains of the United States is a time-honored tradition for families and young travelers alike. From convertibles to campers, a trip to Mt. Rushmore from Denver is a great summer getaway. Roughly six hours northeast of Denver, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial is situated in the scenic Black Hills National Forest. Host to about 3 million visitors annually, the iconic mountain sculpture depicting presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln is an American icon and the perfect destination for an all-American weekend getaway.