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Reviewed 2 days ago

Iron Mountain Road is the 17 plus miles (27.4k) of US-16A running between its intersection with SD-36 to the south, in Custer State Park, and SD-244 in the north near Keystone that is a spectacular scenic drive famous for its 314 curves, 14 switchbacks, 3...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Be sure to go south to north for best views. Nice scenic drive thru tunnels and one lane roads. Not a destination by itself but definitely worth doing if going to Mt Rushmore or otherwise in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kpruette
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant go to Sturgis without hitting the famous Iron Mountain Road. I've done this twice now and you'll not regret the trip. Awesome time, meet lots of folks from all over the world Take your time, lots of switchbacks and hairy curves but well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 172davidfs
Reviewed January 16, 2019

If you're in Mount Rushmore area and have an extra hour or 2, this drive is awesome. The tunnels and cool looking and rap around turns.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Went on this road during Bike Week! What a blast. Lots of twists and turns and the views are amazing. We were on our motorcycles but there were lots of cars as well. Great place at the top to stop and look around. Loved the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thedoc1989
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This road is an amazing drive. You go through switch backs, pigtails, separated lanes and some of the most beautiful scenery. This time we actually drove the road at the beginning of a snow storm. It was absolutely beautiful with all the trees covered in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lesleybh
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We really enjoyed this scenic drive and did it numerous times. South to North is best as you get to view the Presidents through the tunnel. It climbs up high so stop at Norbeck overlook for great views of Mt. Rushmore. The tunnels can get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jellybaby67
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This is one of the more scenic drives in the country. Take your time and enjoy the fantastic scenery. The view of Mt. Rushmore through the tunnels is a great perk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobB748
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This road is a beautiful way to see Mount Rushmore. I recommend driving the road from south to north so you can see Mt. Rushmore through all the tunnels. You also have an opportunity to stop at the top of the peak and see a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Billygoat34
Reviewed December 12, 2018

If you have a passenger vehicle it is certainly a driving experience. Not to be attempted in motor home or towing an RV due to the narrow tunnels. I liked that there are places you can stop and view the scenery. I traveled it in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mandi1Mom
October 8, 2018|
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Response from debbiebernardo | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I don't know of they close Iron Mountain Road for the winter or bad weather. Good luck!
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SJMac2011
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Karla H | Reviewed this property |
You could try roadpics? Can't remember if that is the one that was there during rally or not but they will have their sites posted so you could check.
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from 878MikeB878 | Reviewed this property |
I remember reading something about this and as I recall it is just December through March it is closed. I’m sure information is available on website for Black Hills
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voyagelady
London, United Kingdom
ABS Travel Group local sightseeing tours (0 Replies)
Has anyone ever booked the half day tour to Badlands National Park and half day tour to Custer National Park and Iron Mountain Road with ABS Travel Group? I am looking for reviews of this company and the tours they provide but I cannot seem to find any on Tripadvisor.
April 01, 2014|
hikeasy
Lebanon, Oregon
Custer State Park Scenic Drive (1 Reply)
How long should a person expect to spend on the road starting from Iron Mountain Road, then taking the wildlife loop Road,then taking thhe Needles Highway to Sylvan lake,at a relaxed pace?
March 16, 2006|
Response fromAccommodator|
Give yourself four hours +/-.
Beth R
Loveland, Colorado
Custer State Park - which direction ? (6 Replies)
We are planding our drive thru the park and we want to do the Wildlife loop , Needles Highway , Iron Mountain Road ( south to north ) ,and see the Peter Norbeck Visitors Center. Any ideas on which way to start ??
May 31, 2016|
Response fromslrtravelplanner|
Where is your lodging? Ideally, you should plan on doing the Wildlife Loop 1st thing in the a.m. or early in the evening for the best wildlife viewing. I don't know how many total touring days you have, but we typically recommend breaking up the scenic drives, particularly if you have kids in tow.