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Spearfish Canyon

Address: Spearfish, SD
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: This scenic 19-mile drive in the Black Hills that passes cliffs, waterfalls and the Spearfish Creek...
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Type: Canyons, Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: 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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Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Dadeville, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Wickiup Village aka Spearfish Creek Cabins about 5 years ago. Beautiful country and great accommodations. We liked it so much, that we're holding our family reunion here in July 2015. There's no place like the Black Hills - and this is a terrific home base - 2, 4, and 6 people cabins, a play... More 

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Jefferson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had time to spare so we decided to take a drive. Did some trail hikes.It's a very short ride from town an there are several trails which lead you to the falls. The waterfalls are awesome.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I take multiple trips up to the canyon every year. It is a very beautiful and popular place. It is one of my favorite locations in the hills and I would love to get lost in it. Rough lock falls is my fiance and I's top places to go in Spearfish. We love it and everyone else does too!

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Kelowna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The visit was during a very warm spell in November making it very pleasant to walk around exploring nature. The roads were freshly sanded making it an easy drive. The frozen waterfalls drew me in as did walking through the dry river beds. The time spent was quiet and peaceful, a perfect Sunday morning with nature.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The road down the canyon is twisty, turny and full of little visual surprises. Following the creek was fun after a long day of driving on the flat parts of Dakotas. The canyon is a lovely respite and a wonderful drive. There are several places to pull over and stroll a bit. No traffic during our visit. Its a lovely... More 

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Ebensburg, PA
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spearfish Canyon drive is an easy and lovely trip near Deadwood, SD. The canyon is striking and historical, having been the site of a dam that provided hydroelectricity for the gold mines in nearby Lead. An easy trip that takes only a couple of hours from either Deadwood or Lead.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We took walk through canyon to falls, it was beautiful and worth trail to Roughlock falls, not the drive and it was SPECTACULAR

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the place for anyone who loves spectacular dramatic scenery. We could not take it all in on one drive and went back several times during our stay. Bridal Veil Falls is can be seen from the road. A return visit is definitely planned.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

They were not helpful at all-wanted to have my wedding there and had to call n email 5 times for someone to call me back. Not worth the hassle opposite of what wedding should feel like. Extremely disappointed

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