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Address: Spearfish, SD
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This scenic 19-mile drive in the Black Hills that passes cliffs, waterfalls...

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.

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Beautiful

What a wonderful place to ride. I think I may come back sometime when it's not a giant rally. The irony of having that many bikes around makes the riding less enjoyable. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Loren K
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

best drive and beautiful scenery. Loved the river and trees along the road. We seen deer along the way and it was the best part of our trip.

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Thank tystawinery
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to ride. I think I may come back sometime when it's not a giant rally. The irony of having that many bikes around makes the riding less enjoyable. The views though, worth it.

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Thank Loren K
Spearfish, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we go up here it amazes us how beautiful a place this is! It's amazing to see God's creation, so beautiful, so peaceful, so perfect!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canyon is pretty, but there are many trail heads along the way. I think those are the real highlights. Plus, Bridal Veil Falls.

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Sturgis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great drive in fall stop in Deadwood or Spearfish to eat or pack a picnic lunch Fall is the best time for this drive. Don't forget to stop in at the Spearfish fish hatchery. Nice fun activity on a weekend. I would use cation if doing this the first full week in August do to the Sturgis... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are in the Spearfish, South Dakota area try to make time for a drive through Spearfish Canyon. It was difficult to keep my eyes on the road and off the gorgeous scenery! The tall narrow cliffs are breathtaking. If you have time stop and take the short hikes to several beautiful waterfalls as well. Best of all it's... More 

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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of the best motorcycle roads in the country! Views are spectacular and the road is in excellent shape.

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Annapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Spent a half day driving and hiking in Spearfish Canyon in late September. Beautiful sights. Definitely get out of the car and hike the short trails and see the waterfalls. The hike up to the overview of the canyon was worth it. Wish I had stayed at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The drive is very scenic. Being from Colorado I would have thought I was back home. Road is curvy but easily driven. Lots of places to stop and take in the views.

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Montrose, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Whoever is driving has to have 2 eyes on the road, but you need another 2 eyes for some of the most dramatic natural scenery ever. Those craggy peaks against a gorgeous October blue sky, and the river you parallel are incredible.

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