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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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Address: Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Amazing scenery, great hiking. Beautiful waterfalls that you can get really close to. Just a really beautiful drive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Omaha, NE
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Omaha, NE
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing scenery, great hiking. Beautiful waterfalls that you can get really close to. Just a really beautiful drive.

Thank emisch
Atwater, MN
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must do when we are out for the Sturgis Rally. We have traveled it from both directions, and it is really pretty. Has been really dry the past few years so the waterfalls have not been at their best, but it is still a great ride. Lots of places to stop and wander off the beaten path... More 

Thank KarlaM202
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live nearby, and we love to go hiking and driving in the Aeneid areas in the black hills. The Spearfish Canyon highway is always a treat. We love just driving through and seeing the beautiful scenery, and there are several areas you can stop to see waterfalls. One has a hiking trail that is always fun. My only tip... More 

Thank LovelyStrife
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131 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a few different places to view different water falls off of the byway. I would definitely recommend stopping at Roughneck Falls and take the short hike. They are absolutely beautiful. This would be a great ride on a motorcycle. Lots of great photo opportunities!

Thank sixlet
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended Sturgis this past summer for the 75th anniversary and one of my favorite rides was Spearfish Canyon in Lead South Dakota. The gorges were fantastic as you ride along through the valleys. There is a small waterfall at one point with a little view spot and a place to pull off. It is almost dizzying as you look... More 

Thank Kevin M
Fort Worth, Texas
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to drive the 16 miles through this gorgeous canyon. One of the falls is visible from the road, but the others require a short hike. It is an unforgettable experience.

Thank Charles D
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a rode that we went on the first morning we were here. It was 8:00 in the morning. The rode and the scenery are breathtaking...We ended up going thru one more time before we left Deadwood

Thank MichiganLily04
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited the Spearfish Canyon scenic byway during a recent visit to Rapid City in early October. Some of the trees were turning color which made for a very fun drive. There are a number of places to pull off onto the shoulder for photos. We especially liked the Bridal Veil falls and Spearfish Falls. I would recommend this scenic... More 

Thank jrdem11
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I can't begin to tell you how beautiful this is. Majestic. Nature at her finest. A must see. Many places to pull off and explore.

Thank Georgette S
Mobridge, South Dakota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It was beautiful seeing the leaves turning all different colors! The hike to devil's bathtub was worth it!!

Thank Nikki E

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