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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Skip the other canyons and drive Spearfish!

Wow, the views! There are even some outstanding falls right along the roadside to see. Put this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
c3pon
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Hampton, Minnesota
Great Drive

Adding to the list of must see items is this drive. The trees were just starting to turn which was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gregory W
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, the views! There are even some outstanding falls right along the roadside to see. Put this drive on your Black Hills trip plan!

Thank c3pon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Adding to the list of must see items is this drive. The trees were just starting to turn which was cool. Be sure to stop at Spearfish Falls. It is impressive. We also stopped at Bridal Veil falls but the water flow was not all...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time and soak in the beautiful scenes of nature along this byway. Plenty of wonderful scenes are going to captivate your eyes. We did this drive in mid-September and the leaves were already about 20% changed into their autumn colors. Definitely save some...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect time for us. 1 week prior to the Sturgis bike rally. Spearfish, Dogwood, Custer state park, mount Rushmore, Crazy horse, all were visited within 1 week. Neat places spring up along the routes, General stores, restaurants, and bars to keep you...More

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to go through either in early spring when everything is starting to turn green or in the fall when the colors start to jump out at you.

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very scenic drive at night, or any time of the day. Don't expect phone or wi fi service. There was this falls too but bo water, other falls looks really great

Thank R S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive was very pretty but it was also very time consuming. We did not see any wildlife, just scenery.

Thank BeachfunMissouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled the scenic route through Spearfish. Very lovely. Stopped and went to the Spearfish falls. The walk down to the falls is nice. The falls are not high but very pretty. Loved the drive through the trees. Completely please with South Dakota!!!

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful with great stops along the way. I recommend taking Cleopatra Pl. and hiking to Devils Pool. Really neat.

Thank trishaz2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish everyone could experience this part of the country.....BEAUTIFUL! Truly blessed to live this life!

Thank Roadqueen72
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Nearby Attractions
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
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Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center
41 reviews
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The Spearfish Visitor Information Center
10 reviews
1.08 km away
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laurull
8 July 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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William P
17 June 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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William P
17 June 2017|
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Response from taffien | Reviewed this property |
It took us several hours as we stopped several times to enjoy the scenery, wander around, take pictures. You could do it in 2 hours or up to 4.
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