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Address: Spearfish, SD
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: This scenic 19-mile drive in the Black Hills that passes cliffs...
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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Great little "hike'

Drove out here in early July to do some sight seeing and though I had the four legged pooch along, that limited where I could go, sadly. However upon looking up dog friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Drove out here in early July to do some sight seeing and though I had the four legged pooch along, that limited where I could go, sadly. However upon looking up dog friendly trails in SODAK, low and behold! This was a very easy hike for me and Gus. We got distracted by the creek itself and decided to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the prettiest areas we visited. Several different waterfalls but the one that isn't advertised was by far the prettiest. A little off the road and not easy to get to, but it was beautiful. The lodge and the restaurant were excellent.

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Marion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Spearfish Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the Black Hills. Do get out of your vehicle & take pictures of Bridal Veil Falls. We rode thru on our motorcycle. We stop by the Spearfish Canyon Lodge is so beautiful. This should be on your must do in Spearfish S.D.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took this drive a couple days ago. It was very pretty. I expected to be driving atop the canyon, but we were down in the valley the whole way. They have had a lot of rain recently and so it was very lush and green and the little stream and waterfalls along the way we're flowing beautifully. It took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Spectacular surroundings with the falls as a centerpiece. Chose to drive up to the spot rather than walk the trail, easy drive on gravel. While it was on our list as a filler item we are very glad to have visited the canyon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Google maps took us to a local walking trail. We had to stop a local for better directions, and it turns out we were about 10 miles from the actual falls. Then we missed it as it sits on a turn and has a tiny 2"x8" sign identifying the falls. Finally the trail to see the falls had a "closed"... More 

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Oacoma, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Spearfish Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the Black Hills. You do not want to miss it but you need to get out of the vehicle and walk a bit to fully appreciate the beauty. Do not miss Bridal Veil Falls.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What a beautiful place! Make sure to hike to devils bathtub (right off of Cleopatra st). The views are amazing, even breathtaking. I am so happy we decided to stay in this area!

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Viborg Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Canyon is the just prettiest place I can imagine. There are some very neat trails you can take as well. Don't miss the waterfalls while you are there!

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We enjoyed the drive and view of the falls on a summer afternoon. Take your time and enjoy the journey!

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Address: Spearfish, SD
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Spearfish

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