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Spearfish Canyon

Spearfish, SD
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
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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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Rapid City, South Dakota
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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256 reviews 256 reviews
123 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of the outstanding drives in America! Take the time and spend half a day. Every turn was something new and exciting and the vistas were great. Well worth the time!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you are visiting the Black Hills, I highly recommend you drive through Spearfish Canyon. It is absolutely stunning with some short hikes that you can do. We did the Roughlock falls hike - it's very short and waterfall is beautiful. This is where the scene from Dancing of the wolves movie was shot. We visited at the very beginning... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We detoured through Spearfish Canyon on our way from Medora, ND to Custer, SD. The scenery is spectacular with high canyon walls dotted with pine trees and Spearfish Creek (?) running alongside the highway. There are several pullouts and waterfalls to stop at. Be careful though, the road is curvy and could potentially be heavy with traffic, depending on the... More

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