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Beautiful and inspiring drive to Needles Eye

The drive to Needles Eye is inspiring, so many beautiful vistas we drove it in both directions... read more

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Sahayla
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Newnan, Georgia
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The Needles Highway made it into my personal Top 10 roads in America. Really beautiful the entire... read more

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Golden, Colorado
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A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Reviewed yesterday

The drive to Needles Eye is inspiring, so many beautiful vistas we drove it in both directions. Hiking opportunities as well as panoramic photo ops.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sahayla
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Needles Highway made it into my personal Top 10 roads in America. Really beautiful the entire route, but not for the faint of heart (or RVs). Rock formations were amazing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank G8926SHfrankh
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband, a friend and I drove down the Needles highway mid-week in late August. The rock formation really does look like the eye of a needle. Needles highway is a paved, narrow and 2 lanes. It took us about an hour to drive the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank M J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Needles Loop was spectacular. You had to drive very very slow in areas because of the narrow road and you have to know the dimensions of your vehicle because of the narrow one car at a time tunnels. Saw lots of wildlife and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kat19582014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most incredible drive you will ever take! The scenery is breathtaking. There are places to pull off and park and get out. Some you can walk down a little ways. We picked wild raspberries.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank trl80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needles Highway is not for the timid. Narrow roads with lots of turns and one-way tunnels through the rocks (Note: vehicle going downhill has right of way). There are numerous pull overs so you can stop and take pictures. There are places to squeeze between...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MNnola
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the views from the Needle Eye. However, since it was Labor Day weekend, the traffic at this tunnel was a bit difficult. I realize that timed lights would detract from the natural beauty, but it took almost 10 minutes to get an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Africord
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Also...don't tow anything behind you. This is long and narrow and takes patience and aggression to get through. Patience because no one on either end has any idea who is on the other side. Aggression because when you're going, you need to go. We didn't...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nickoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told by various people to do this road area. We entered via Sylvan Lake, State Ranger Station where you can purchase your State Park Pass. Windy road and several ways to park and look. Each tunnel has parking areas and is limited...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through needles highway! It was breathtaking to see all the different formations! Do not be in a rush will traveling through here because the roads are very curvy!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Pavol94
May 19, 2019|
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Response from reddsuzann | Reviewed this property |
Your have probably came to our beautiful state and found out you don’t need a pass to drive the fantastic needles highway .
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janet w
June 26, 2017|
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Response from WYOJuls | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your timing there is a rest area by the missiour river near Pierre sd that is a beautiful stop & view. Then u have wall drug & the badlands. Once you reach rapid city there is flintstone villiage on the road to... More
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_lucyglover55
January 14, 2017|
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Response from old_mountie | Reviewed this property |
Ride it whenever you can if you are passing through. Did the trip last week in June on my Wing accompanied by my brother on his wing. There was not much traffic. Optimum time would be spring/fall outside of the school... More
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