Black Hills Adventure Tours

Black Hills Adventure Tours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Bike Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing
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Rapid City, South Dakota

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2022

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Cecily H
Varsity Lakes, Australia3 contributions
Aug 2022
My mother and I used Black Hills Adventure Tours for our South Dakota adventure and we cannot speak more highly of this company and our tour guide, Mark. Over the span of 3 days, we did the Private Custer State Park Jeep Safari and Hiking Tour, the Private Badlands Package, and the Horseback Riding and Black Hills Hiking. There is no way we would have been able to see all that we saw without Mark. He really made exploring (and the logistics of getting into parks and stopping for lunch) 10000x easier.

Mark really knew all of the good spots to check out, and personalized our packages to our own wants. He was extremely knowledgeable about all things South Dakota: the history, the landscape, the wildlife, rocks and fossils, and more... If we had a question, Mark had the answer! We felt so blessed to have gotten Mark as a tour guide and he will hold a special place in our heart when looking back on this trip. We cannot thank Black Hills Adventure Tours and Mark enough!
Written August 15, 2022
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Gerfried
Liebenfels, Austria37 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great Shuttle Service from Rapid City to Sturgis during Bikeweek. We just wanted to express our gratitude to you and your staff. You all have been great and professional on time and very reliable. 40 dollars return per person in very nice climatized buses was great. Thank you for being there for us. We shall be back to Sturgis soon and use more of your services
Written August 13, 2022
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Judy W
Custer, SD2 contributions
Nov 2021
Due to unforeseen medical issues I was unable to participate in a highly anticipated adventure to tour Savannah, GA. Fortunately for me, Carrie went above and beyond any of my expectations by providing refunds, compensations, and future activity scheduling. Carrie’s compassion, empathy, and concern for my well-being totally exceeded that of any booking agent or guide that I have ever worked with. In fact, it seemed to be her primary focus. In addition, she went beyond any expectation of me ever recovering any prepayments I had made by providing qualified refunds, compensations and opportunities to schedule future excursions. I am so grateful for Carrie’s kindness, expertise and energy. I will definite be on board (probably no paddle, however) for a future Black Hills Adventure outing!
Written November 2, 2021
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carriegerlach
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am looking forward to our adventure Summer 2022!
Written June 4, 2022
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denw67
30 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
To make sure we get to see the best sights places have to offer, we favour an organised tour. We booked the Black Hills Private Tour of Mt Rushmore & Flume trail hike and it was an excellent day.

Collected from our accommodation at 830am we started off with a circa 4.5 mile hike around the Flume Trail that lasted around 3 hours.

Lunch followed at the Alpine Lodge Inn before heading out to Mt Rushmore. The monument is incredible and we had ample time to look around the museum before heading back to our accommodation.

The tour was well organised and our day was all the more enjoyable being hosted by Karen our personal tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and happily answered any questions we had even if they were ridiculous and not relevant to the tour! Great sense of humour and great company.

Would recommend, fantastic tour.
Written May 4, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Karen and I talked about your tour and how much she enjoyed meeting you and spending time with you. I am so happy you enjoyed your tour! She is a true gem! We are lucky to have her!
Written May 10, 2021
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Wendy C
Cheyenne, WY13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Just returned from a 6-day hiking tour in Nevada and Utah with Carrie Gerlach. It was perfect! Great hikes thru beautiful country with her expert guidance and support. Itinerary was perfect - enough time and flexibility to adjust if necessary or if the hikers asked for more! She runs a great company.
Written April 13, 2022
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carriegerlach
Thank you so much! This trip will go down as one of my all time favorite tours. I am so happy you enjoyed it as much as I did! I am looking forward to travelling with you again in the future!
Written June 4, 2022
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Jodi L
Lake Worth, FL15 contributions
Aug 2021
The very best tour guide ever, Rose, made our trip so much fun. On the first day, she took us kayaking at Pactola Lake and in the afternoon, we did a winery tour. Rose knew exactly where to go and was extremely knowledgeable about the area. On the second day, we did the hiking/safari jeep tour and it was absolutely incredible. She fit right into our girls trip and it felt like we knew her for years by the time we left. The jeep tour through Custer State Park is a must see. Thank you Black Hills Adventure Tours for a most excellent time. And thank you Rose!
Written August 12, 2021
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carriegerlach
Thank you for the great review! Rose came back from your tour so happy! She said that you all had a ball together! We appreciate you taking your tour with us!
Written August 13, 2021
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kathryncF4736LW
Greensburg, PA1 contribution
May 2021
My husband and I had a four- day tour of the Black Hills which was excellent from start to finish. We contacted the owner of Black Hills Adventure Tours, Carrie, and she arranged the entire tour based on what we wanted to see and do which was perfect in every way. Karen Weik was our "Guiding Angel" who "knew her way around" and was professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. We visited Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, The Beautiful Black Hills, Badlands, Leads, Deadwood, Needles Highway, Sheep Mountain , Devils Tower, Custer State Park, Sturgis and much more. Needless to say, the entire Black Hills Adventure Tour will always be one of our most memorable experiences because of the "Planning" by Carrie and the "Guiding" by Karen.

Written May 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure putting together your vacation agenda! Karen truly had a wonderful time with you both as well! Thank you for spending your time in South Dakota with us!
Written May 27, 2021
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Terry H
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We could not be more pleased and completely satisfied with Blackhills Adventure Tours. Our guide Denny was absolutely the best. He was knowledgeable about all the key sites and took us to additional places not included in our itinerary. I would highly recommend using Blackhills Adventure Tours.
Written September 19, 2021
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carriegerlach
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure working with Steve to set up your trip! Denny thoroughly enjoyed the week he spent with the two of you! I was happy to have gotten the chance to meet you as well. We appreciate you taking your tours with us!
Written October 11, 2021
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Beth K
Chicago, IL13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We had a very memorable day with Black Hills Adventures. They picked us up at our hotel and drove us to a breathtaking lake for kayaking. We have three kids between 6&10 years old. The tour guide was great to make everything enjoyable for our kids. After lunch she drove us through Needles Highway and Iron Mountain road. She is very knowledgeable about the area. We lucked out that we happened to go on this adventure the first day of our trip because our tour guide helped us make plans for the rest of our trip. Our day with Black Hills adventures was definitely the highlight of our trip.
Written June 17, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love being able to help guests like yourself get the most out of their vacation. I am so happy that you and the kids had such a great time.
Written June 23, 2021
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Erini R
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
EPIC Experience! This trip with our boys will be one we will never forget! I can’t say enough about Black Hills Adventure Tours. To go with our two older boys and have them fully engaged, having fun and OFF their phones was a dream come true. If I could give this company 10 stars I would. If you’re looking for a company that delivers and more, look no further! I don’t normally take the time to write a review but it was such a great trip I am doing something else that I never do and that is to make a book about our experience. Thank you Black Hills Adventure Tours. Thank you to the very responsive owner and for our guide!
Written May 28, 2022
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carriegerlach
We are definitely humbled by your review! Thank you so much! We appreciate you booking your tour with us! Jamie enjoyed his day with you!
Written June 4, 2022
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