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Spearfish Canyon

Spearfish, SD
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Canyons
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Traveler Description: Spearfish Canyon is a beautiful attraction to the Northern Hills area of South Dakota. Not only is this 19 mile stretch of road a tourist paradise... more »
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Aurora, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I were heading to Deadwood to drove through Spearfish Canyon and took the opportunity to hike to Roughlock Falls (easy hike and scenic falls) and also to stop and view Bridal Veil falls which you can see from the road. There is a pull out at Bridal Veil falls and a viewing platform built on the opposite... More

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Kansas City, MO
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16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were coming from Sioux Falls and were going to spend a few days in Custer sightseeing. We decided to spend the night in Spearfish instead of Rapid City, then drive thru Spearfish Canyon. We drove thru on a Sunday morning a week after Rally Week, and practically had the place to ourselves. Just beautiful! Winding roads, canyons, mountain streams... More

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Austintown, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

More and more and more calendar worthy landscapes..what a great drive..not one i woulda known about if not for the front desk clerk...if your doing deadwood do spearfish canyon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Don't drive by on your trip down I-90 - take the time to at least drive through if not stop and explore. It is an easy drive and beautiful. There is a beautiful lodge and restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Compared to the wildlife and scenery at custer state park this drive is a bit of a disappointment. nice waterfalls but nothing you can't see elsewhere. high mountains were interesting. but it takes 2 hours each way from Custer.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The posted speed limit on Spearfish Canyon Scenic Road is 35 - but expect to go slower. And watch for sightseers going slow or pedestrians running across the road to get a better view. Definitely make the side trip to Roughlock Falls. Nice easy walking to see awesome views. Bridal Veil Falls are the most famous, but not nearly as... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our second trip. Once on motorcycles during Rally week and this time in an RV. No crowds so it was really nice. Also drove up Vanocker Canyon and Ice Box Canyon. The scenery is just gorgeous

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Spearfish Canyon is an amazing place. It's best to avoid the crowds and go the week after the rally. Same great weather and views, but less traffic to worry about.

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New Ulm, MN
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49 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We traveled through here in a motor-coach on a tour that included visits to Mt Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Roosevelt NP, etc. Upon completion of the tour, several passengers claimed that the Spearfish Canyon was the nicest scenery of all. One highlight along the way that I highly recommend was a stop at Spearfish Canyon Lodge. From there,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Black hills region of South Dakota takes a backseat to nowhere on the continent as far as sheer beauty goes. As a matter of fact, we do not know of a place with more attractions packed into a small area than this. ( Ok, except Disney World, LOL ) One of our perennial favorites here is Spearfish Canyon. The... More

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