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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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Beautiful Falls

Beautiful falls with easy trails, some trails are accessible. Bring a picnic, enjoy the day outside. Lots of park areas nearby for family and dogs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
juleen3
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful falls with easy trails, some trails are accessible. Bring a picnic, enjoy the day outside. Lots of park areas nearby for family and dogs.

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Rock Port, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This canyon is so beautiful it's hard to describe. The gorgeous waterfalls and hiking trails are stunning. The end scene from Dances With Wolves was filmed here and there used to be a plaque marking the spot but I believe the plaque has disappeared.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a place that I try to get to every time I come to South Dakota. The canyon walls are beautiful stone and evergreen trees - very picturesque. I like to pull over and listen to the sound of the water in the creek that runs along the drive. Make sure you stop at Bridal Veil Falls. Nice waterfall... More 

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is one beautiful ride on a bike or drive in a car. The cliff walls are breath taking, the stream ice cold. You really should make this drive/ride both ways, the view is different coming and going. Don't forget to stop and check out the "falls", and any number of the pull outs is worth the... More 

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Galesburg, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I still dream of this canon drive...the scenery is lush and lovely. Imagine living at the base of a canyon with a waterfall in your back yard and a waterway in the front yard.....Drive it one way then turn around and drive it the other.....so you don't miss a thing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were here in the summer a year and a half ago. Wanted to see the waterfalls and the streams with the ice formed around them. It was a 50 degree day with bright sunshine. You couldn't beat the scenery or the day. One of my favorite spots in the country.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What a beautiful drive through the canyon and stop for pie and coffee at the end of the canyon. Well worth the visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The ride along Alt US 14 through Spearfish canyon is one of the most beautiful rides in the Black Hills area and should be viewed riding from both directions. One of the nicest areas for a photo opportunity is Bridal Veil Falls, you can safely park your motorcycle or car across the road and walk over to the observation platform... More 

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Phoenix
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Spearfish canyon changes dramatically with each season change. My husband and I like to take a drive up at least once a month. There are many hiking trails, and fishing spots, as well as some great climbing and in the winter you can ice climb Bridal Veil Falls. Really beautiful.

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I get through Spearfish, Deadwood and the area two or three times a year. I had some time to take this drive during the winter on the way up to Spearfish Canyon Lodge. A creek runs along the road and there are water falls to see right from the side of the road. It is not far off the beaten... More 

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