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Very scenic - nice drive and places to stop off to admire the views . Worth a drive out to if... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike W
England, United Kingdom
A pleasant drive with short hikes a nice stops

The canyon is beautiful anytime of year, although the best would be the seasonal changes. The best... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
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This scenic 19-mile drive in the Black Hills that passes cliffs, waterfalls and the Spearfish Creek gives one the feeling they are in the rainforest.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very scenic - nice drive and places to stop off to admire the views . Worth a drive out to if visiting Deadwood .

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The canyon is beautiful anytime of year, although the best would be the seasonal changes. The best lighting occurs in the morning or later afternoon/early evening. There are places to stop and walk, and places to take interesting photos. You can drive straight through or...More

Thank Macbe
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The canyon never ceases to amaze us. We have been there in all seasons and it is equally beautiful each time

Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We lived in Spearfish for five years and loved it. Picnics in the Spearfish Canyon were great fun, summer or winter! We went one time in the winter and ended up eating off of the tail gate of our station wagon as the tables were...More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Even in the rain, this is a beautiful drive. lots of picture opportunities. Hiking trails all around for all levels of hikers.

Thank Cheri H
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this jewel after you've visited Mt Rushmore. The trees are such a beautiful gold in the fall.

Thank mswkrw
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I saw Spearfish Canyon over 50 years ago and loved the falls and the beauty. We took the drive again in September and the bridal veil falls was not the full falls I remembered but then again I went in the summer before. But the...More

Thank James and Sandr... B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Spearfish Canyon is one of the prettiest drives a person can ever take. It is best in the summer months. Make sure you stop at Bridal Veil Falls & Rough Lock Falls.

Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a must see for anyone who wants to take in one of the best views in the Hills, its great for winter snowmobiiling, great for a summer ride on the bike, and the most awesome views in the fall (september)

Thank ShanonMM69
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This area is so beautiful with it varying terrain-hills that are more like mountains, forests and waterfalls. A true nature lover's delight!

Thank ShellZ7
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13 November 2017|
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Response from dennisp859 | Reviewed this property |
Joe S has answered it perfectly Dennis Pearce
19 August 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Just drive and stop. Tour guides not needed ever. visit bridal veil and roughlock falls. eat at cheyenne crossing.
9 July 2016|
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Response from Lisbeth S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Because this is a popular area for tourists, the roads are wide enough to accommodate a large size RV, even on the curves.