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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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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Be sure to stop by Cheyenne Crossing and have an Indian Taco. Don't miss it, you will be sorry. The drive is nice but the taco was great.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Such a wonderful drive that anyone in the area should take! By motorcycle it was a great scenic byway that was so awesome! Definitely a must do!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great drive when heading to Spearfish and/or Deadwood. There are many places to stop and take pictures. The canyon is quite impressive. Grab a bite to eat at Cheyene Crossing. Plan on the drive taking about an hour - much more if you hike the trails. The falls and rock formations are worth seeing.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After a trip through Yellowstone and the Big Horn mountains, you would think it would be hard to be impressed with anything else. Well, Spearfish Canyon does not disappoint. With many hikes and trails to explore, such as the one at Roughlock Falls, it is both convenient to explore and beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Took the back road and we're glad we did. Winding canyon, Bridal Veil Falls, just a beautiful drive to take the long way and stop and smell the flowers. Really enjoyed this drive.

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great canyon with shallow and narrow Spearfish Creek running alongside. Sharp curves. Watch for motorcycle riders, of which there are many throughout the summer--they like to take the curves at top speed, tailgate, and pass on double yellow lines even if you're already going the speed limit--sometimes making the drive dangerous. Otherwise I would give it an "excellent."

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Take the time to stop and hike the area. Make sure to stop at Cheyenne Crossing for lunch (Indian tacos) or dinner. Highly recommended by the locals.

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Hillsborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Interesting scenery-water falls, pine trees and steep rock walls. Winding roadway. Would be a great motorcycle ride!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice motorcycle ride. Beautiful sights and a few curves! The lodge has great food at a decent price. Don't miss the waterfalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful, winding scenic drive that appeared to have hiking trails, waterfalls and other things to see & do along the way if you have the time.

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