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Pleasant Afternoon Drive

My wife and I found ourselves in Rapid City with an afternoon to spare and, upon the recommendation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandro M
,
Seattle, Washington
Spearfish Canyon

BEAUTIFUL drive. Lots of pullover places along the way. A must see if you’re in the area or just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
940lorettac
,
Omaha, Nebraska
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This scenic 19-mile drive in the Black Hills that passes cliffs, waterfalls and the Spearfish Creek gives one the feeling they are in the rainforest.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black hills” (72 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (61 reviews)
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Spearfish, SD
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"black hills"
in 72 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 61 reviews
"bridal veil falls"
in 49 reviews
"rock formations"
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"fall colors"
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"hill city"
in 7 reviews
"every turn"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 18 reviews
"south dakota"
in 18 reviews
"rapid city"
in 12 reviews
"winding road"
in 7 reviews
"many places"
in 9 reviews
"scenic byway"
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"pull over"
in 7 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"take pictures"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I found ourselves in Rapid City with an afternoon to spare and, upon the recommendation of several locals, decided to visit Spearfish Canyon. This is an easy drive from Rapid City with plenty of opportunities to stop along the way. The canyon...More

Thank Sandro M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

BEAUTIFUL drive. Lots of pullover places along the way. A must see if you’re in the area or just close enough for the drive-definitely worth it!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is what God's country is all about. Beautiful and stunning views everywhere. Driving, hiking, biking, you name it and you will see beautiful places, great waterfalls and some animals. Highly recommend!

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended by friends and so worth the trip. We are glad we stayed here for two nights because it was so quiet and peaceful.

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am just piling on at this point. You don't even have to get out of your car for this but you will want to in order to get close up views of some of the water falls and trails that are off the road....More

2  Thank Speechdr7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost skipped this after visiting Devil's Tower. A long day of driving but we're really glad we went to Spearfish Canyon. So many beautiful sights!

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I gotta be honest. I was so worried my kids would be bored and not like our trip through South Dakota. I didn't know there were so many fun things to see and I really didn't know how beautiful it is!! Spearfish Canyon has a...More

3  Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Spearfish for a night from Devil's Tower on our way to North Dakota. We got to drive this scenic byway in the early evening light. We stopped at Bridal Veil Falls for pictures and also walked down to Roughlock Falls. Turn by...More

1  Thank NatParkHikerJess
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spearfish Canyon was breathtaking! We drove the scenic byway and it was spectacular. We hiked at Roughlock Falls and at Spearfish Falls, and it was a little chaotic with our whole family (8 adults & 8 kids) but we all had a good time! I...More

Thank farmwifeymom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spearfish Canyon is a beautiful & scenic drive & if you are in the area, take the time to enjoy the amazing views! We met very nice people along the way while stopping to take some photos.

2  Thank DD J
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13 November 2017|
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Response from dennisp859 | Reviewed this property |
Joe S has answered it perfectly Dennis Pearce
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Freshmpls
18 August 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Just drive and stop. Tour guides not needed ever. visit bridal veil and roughlock falls. eat at cheyenne crossing.
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Cathyfarchione
8 July 2016|
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Response from Lisbeth S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Because this is a popular area for tourists, the roads are wide enough to accommodate a large size RV, even on the curves.
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