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Address: , Spearfish, SD
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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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Must see - easy drive and so beautiful!

A beautiful and scenic drive through the canyon is great, but there are so many wonderful places to stop to picnic or hike and enjoy various plants and limestone rock formations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and scenic drive through the canyon is great, but there are so many wonderful places to stop to picnic or hike and enjoy various plants and limestone rock formations, and of coarse - waterfalls! I would recommend spending as much time as you can to fully enjoy all there is to see and do. There are many easy,... More 

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Simcoe, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I drove down in the afternoon from the north end to the south. It was a shorter drive than I thought but very scenic. The Spearfish River parallels the road so lots of places to pull over and enjoy the sound of rushing water. High cliffs and lots of trees. I wanted to do one of the hikes and chose... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not nearly as awe-inspiring as the Grand Canyon, Spearfish Canyon nonetheless holds its own from a sheer beauty perspective. However, unlike in Arizona, the South Dakota geological wonder is seen from bottoms up, not top down. We drove through it yesterday and were mesmerized by the majestic pine trees and red rock formations along the canyon walls. We stopped off... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Incredible winding road through this spectacular canyon. A very easy ride with gentle turns and bends allowing you to soak up the scenery. A little quirk of this canyon road - if you're riding South from the town of Spearfish, it feels like you're riding downhill yet the river runs in the opposite direction as if it's... More 

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Carrot River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very beautiful and scenic drive. The travel is very slow and curvy. There are a number of waterfalls to stop and see on this stretch of road, they are a must see. The best way to see everything is to go through twice once as a driver and once as a passenger. Don't go through here if... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night but could have extended it to 2 nights and done more hiking. The canyon is really beautiful with the creek running alongside the highway.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful drive through the canyon, nice road and the scenery was breathtaking. Cute places to stop along the way, goes through Lead and Deadwood, ending in Stugis.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Spearfish Canyon is absolutely lovely. Waterfalls and spires abound and the drive is truly idyllic. Add this to you South Dakota trip plans... It's well worth your time.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

God's nature at it's best. Early spring break. Winding road through the snow covered hills on a sunny March morning. Could not of been a prettier enjoyable dive. Must see when in the Black Hills area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took an early morning drive through the canyon. We loved the scenery, especially the falls. It was raining so we didn't take time to explore a lot, but what we saw we liked. We'll have to come back!

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