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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Spearfish
Type: Scenic Drives
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Watertown, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Every curve we drove around you would hear another wow! A beautiful drive with plenty of lookouts to pull over onto. You must take the time to check out Roughlock Falls. Beautiful!

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Gold Coast Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

As with all the roads around this area it is very scenic with lots of twist and turns and photo ops, even if it's out of your way make time for this one.

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Fairfield, OH
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145 reviews 145 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a nice drive on our way from Devil's Tower to Deadwood, but we expected more from the reviews. The only pictures we took were of Bridal Veil and Roughlock Falls. We don't regret doing the drive; it just didn't impress us the way it does most other reviewers. Having grown up in a rural area with mountains, maybe... More

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VENICE
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely drive on a beautiful day....make sure you stop and walk out to the water fall along the route. Great route to take from Deadwood on way to Devil's Tower.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
91 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Don't miss the scenic drive through this canyon if you are in the area. We spent several relaxing hours marvelling at the dramatic views and stopping to hike to the 3 different waterfalls. We enjoyed a picnic in a serene spot near the Roughlock Falls. Within the canyon there are also 2 eating establishments available. We feel that this should... More

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Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Spearfish Canyon is a beautiful drive and has some beautiful hikes. Our son tried for a day and a half to catch a fish, but with no luck. Wish we had known the secrets to fishing the area.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great picture opportunities, nice drive, not crowded! Took me about 1.5 - 2 hours to drive it incl. stops for pictures.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you take no other drive or ride, do Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, a portion of Hwy14A that will take you from Spearfish to Sturgis by way of Cherokee Junction, Lead, and Deadwood. Dense forests, wildflowers, and waterfalls (make sure to check out Bridal Veil Falls and Log-out Falls is paved except for 1 mile of level, well maintained packed... More

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oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice windy drive. Beautiful to see everywhere you look. Some nice waterfalls along the way. We went during Sturgis bike week so there was quite a bit of traffic but it really didn't take away from anything.

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved this drive from Hill City to Spearfish. Stopped at Roughlock Falls for a detour on the way. Worth every minute. Romantic spot on the way. The drive was peaceful and relaxing although a little windy.

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