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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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Ebensburg, PA
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254 reviews 254 reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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159 reviews 159 reviews
59 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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uk
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Driving 35 mph along this scenic drive seems a bit slow but the views make it worth the slow speed. There are plenty of stops along the side of the road to see some of its unique features. This is a photographers dream, and if you go different times of the day the angles of light adds lots of interest.... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Driving Spearfish Canyon was on my must-do list for the vacation we just took (October 2014). It was a beautiful drive. It is a state highway, so expect traffic. There are many pull-outs for photography buffs.

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