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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, Outdoors
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Miller
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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258 reviews 258 reviews
123 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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Spearfish
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In my opinion this is the most beautiful and least touristed part of the Black Hills..AThe high rock canyon walls are magnificent any time of the year. It is a great way to travel from Deadwood to Spearfish or vice versa, only about 35 minutes. About halfway on the byway, at Savoy, take the 1 mile gravel road (or 1... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice, relaxing drive through a beautiful Black Hills canyon, Plenty of scenic views and well maintained road

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