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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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Address: Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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You can't beat the views or the ride

Spearfish Canyon is one of the nicest rides or drives in the Black Hills. Make sure you stop at Bridal Veil Falls and the Big Falls at the lodge. There are many places to pull... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Sturgis, South Dakota
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Sturgis, South Dakota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Spearfish Canyon is one of the nicest rides or drives in the Black Hills. Make sure you stop at Bridal Veil Falls and the Big Falls at the lodge. There are many places to pull out and dip your feet in the creek. Don't rush this drive/ride. Take your time and enjoy what you have in front of you.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It was so pretty driving up. My family goes up all the time and extra amazing during the fall. I highly recommend going up even if just part way. Be careful on the curves.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

beautiful all months of the year from spring flowers to fall colors. from in a car to riding on a Harley it worth it

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Never get tired of driving through the Spearfish Canyon! It seems like you're in another world! It's hard to describe just how magnificent it really is. We went in the winter, so many of the waterfalls were only a trickle because of being frozen, but they were still beautiful.

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Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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
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24 helpful votes 24 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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