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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Scenic

This was a beautiful drive well worth it. It's a Hidden Gem lots of beautiful homes and scenery to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen G M
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Beautiful

Bridal veil falls the highlight. We went on a rainy day and the drive was still nice. Worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
razzette61
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful drive” (124 reviews)
“black hills” (84 reviews)
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Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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"beautiful drive"
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"black hills"
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"bridal veil falls"
in 67 reviews
"spearfish canyon"
in 147 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 36 reviews
"take your time"
in 28 reviews
"take pictures"
in 26 reviews
"scenic byway"
in 21 reviews
"needles highway"
in 10 reviews
"photo ops"
in 9 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 12 reviews
"speed limit"
in 13 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 14 reviews
"many places"
in 14 reviews
"great ride"
in 9 reviews
"pull over"
in 9 reviews
"fall colors"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful drive well worth it. It's a Hidden Gem lots of beautiful homes and scenery to look at

Thank Karen G M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bridal veil falls the highlight. We went on a rainy day and the drive was still nice. Worth the time to see.

Thank razzette61
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It rained on the days were here. But it was still pretty. And the waterfall was pretty. The rock formations were interesting in the rain and fog

Thank carri m
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous drive with three stops along the way to walk down to take in waterfalls. Just past the rough rock waterfall is where the winter camp in Dances with wolves was filmed and across the scenic byway road from here is the...More

2  Thank CandyMissouri2014
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Spearfish Canyon is not to miss. Beautiful drive. Be sure to stop at Bridle Falls. Absolutely beautiful. If you are up for an adventure you can climb down the rocks to get a close up view of the falls. There is also an area...More

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a very beautiful drive. Stops along the way to visit various creeks, caves and waterfalls. Lots of history and Marvel's of earth. Toward the top a visit and or hike around Roughlock Falls is fantastic. I grew up going "through the canyon" and don't...More

Thank Greg E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cross-country road trip with my college freshman and we decided on Spearfish Canyon Byway one day. It was beautiful. We love waterfalls and there were 2 right off the main road that did not disappoint.

Thank Montie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The infrastructure and overall appealing nature of this for any visitor would be a tough place to visit

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between the rocks, and the creek, and trees, and the landscape it was a beautiful drive. No one seemed to be in a hurry and visitors at the stops all had time to say hi and ask how you doing. Plenty of places to pull...More

1  Thank Gayle F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled through Spearfish canyon from Deadwood (Cheyenne Crossing) to rejoin I-90 in Spearfish. We saw lots of deer and the y’all, thin spruce trees that make me think of Christmas trees. The road winds along Spearfish Creek in a deep canyon and is blissfully...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Spearfish
Best Western Black Hills Lodge
396 reviews
.42 miles away
Bell's Motor Lodge Motel
126 reviews
.64 miles away
Kozy Motel
5 reviews
.67 miles away
Canyon Gateway Motel
13 reviews
.91 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Leones' Creamery
123 reviews
.67 miles away
Green Bean Coffeehouse
167 reviews
.64 miles away
Steerfish Steak & Smoke
185 reviews
.76 miles away
Common Grounds
68 reviews
.65 miles away
Nearby Attractions
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
327 reviews
.98 miles away
Bridal Veil Falls
136 reviews
.95 miles away
Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center
41 reviews
.97 miles away
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grumpypuffin
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Patrick F | Reviewed this property |
We tried almost the exact same trip, though we started at the western edge of Badlands NP and headed straight to Devils Tower, then back through Spearfish Canyon. Depending on when you start and how fast you drive, it is a... More
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laurull
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Pamela B | Reviewed this property |
Spearfish falls behind latchstring Inn is a easy, short hike and the fall is pretty. A strenuous, short hike from Spearfish Lodge leads you to the rim with a beautiful view. The trail to Devils Bathtub isn't marked so you... More
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BillyP17
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Barry C | Reviewed this property |
Several hours depending on number of stops. Great restaurant across from the Spearfish Lodge and also the location of best falls which take about 30 minutes roundtrip to hike down and back up. Two other falls in Canyon worth... More
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