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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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Address: Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD

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A must see and do drive

We were on our vacation road trip from MN to TX to CO to ND and home. We just had to make Spearfish a stop for a day. We had been here several years ago, it is as beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Steven H
Blaine, Minnesota
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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were on our vacation road trip from MN to TX to CO to ND and home. We just had to make Spearfish a stop for a day. We had been here several years ago, it is as beautiful and views as it was then.You can pull off the road at many location and enjoy, explorer, hike, check out the... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Drive from Deadwood to Spearfish through Spearfish Canyon is really rewarding. We did it in October and the fall colors were spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Spearfish Canyon Byway is a beautiful drive through the canyon, with some stunning scenery. There is lots of places to stop and enjoy the sights and get some pictures. Bridal Veil Falls is an especially nice stop. Then end up at Spearfish lodge for some food and bevies.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We read that Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway was one of the ten best drives in the country. We were disappointed, but maybe it was because of the time of year that we visited. Nothing spectacular to write about in August.

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Winner, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

When traveling through the Scenic Byway, leave plenty of time to stop and look at the beautiful sites and take the time to walk the beautiful trails.

Thank Cheryl S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Start from Spearfish and go south, view the waterfalls in this magnificent canyon. There are lots of turnouts for photo views. Also pretty spectacular lodges and log homes. Finish your trip with a visit to Deadwood.

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Washington State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent drive to see fall colors of aspen. Very pretty and as it was early in the morning, not crowded at all.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We drove this just last week. The most spectacular scenery! Lots of places to pull over to view sights and have a picnic.

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Spencer, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We are empty nesters and travel off seasons, love the fall this is a wonderful drive with several well marked spots about 90 minutes or so but take your time.. the stream along the road is crystal clear and the history of the mine is intertwined somewhat with the area..

Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you have the time, this drive does not disappoint. Beautiful scenery and plenty of places to stop and hike.

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