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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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Address: Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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The best part of this scenic view is the different waterfalls along the stretch. One is right off the road but not much to see. Another is a 1 mile hike to or you can drive to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The best part of this scenic view is the different waterfalls along the stretch. One is right off the road but not much to see. Another is a 1 mile hike to or you can drive to the top. Very pretty hike and waterfall. The third is a fun hike as well. Well worth it for a taste of nature.

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Aurora, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been through here all time of the year. ALWAYS a great drive. Huge goats when you find them. See the Roughlock Falls from the movie Dances with wolves .

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Miller
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The most beautiful drive in the world! There are the beautiful mountains and pine trees. There is the wonderful creek and several incredible picnic area. There is also Roughlock falls and Bridal Vail falls that are very beautiful and relaxing. If possible, visit during the fall when the leaves turn colors. The canyon becomes alive with color. Watch for the... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This scenic byway was well worth the detour! Easy access from I-90, this 20-some mile byway's immense cliffs are spectacular! There are also a couple of waterfalls (Roughlock Falls and Bridal Veil Falls) along the way, one (Bridal Veil) of which can be seen from 14A. Final scenes of the movie "Dances With Wolves" was filmed in this area.

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Ebensburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Scenic Byway through Spearfish Canyon is easy to access from both Lead and Deadwood. It's a great drive and doesn't take too long. Well worth the trip.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Make sure you stop and do the waterfalls- Roughlock Falls and Spearfish Falls, a bit of a hike but well worth it!

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Spectacular scenery beyond words! We toured this area in advance of our wedding in Spearfish. We could not have chosen a better location. Around every bend was oohs and awes. This is a route to take time and enjoy every bit of nature. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been up and down this highway many times over the years and it never fails to amaze me with its scenic beauty. I is a very relaxing ride on a motorcycle especially when the weather is hot as it is very cool along the road with runs beside Spearfish Creek. There are many pull offs where if you... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Drove through here at a great time of year to see the leaves changing. Not much traffic on the road and lots of pull outs to enjoy the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

nice road to drive up spearfish canyon, a few stopping points to take pictures, when you get to the top there are a few restaurants at a fork in the road , make sue you stop and walk down , uneven path be careful, to view spearfish falls and the river. takes about 5 minutes to walk down.

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