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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Fantastically gorgeous

Well worth a drive and oh so beautiful. Lots of pull out spots to either stop for a while or just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deanne A
via mobile
OK ride- maybe better when waterfalls are flowing and flowers are in bloom

Though the ride was nice, it was a little disappointing after what I read about it. That said, it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen L
Tenafly, New Jersey
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Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a drive and oh so beautiful. Lots of pull out spots to either stop for a while or just for a moment to snap another pic. Don't miss this if you are anywhere near the area.

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Though the ride was nice, it was a little disappointing after what I read about it. That said, it was dry season so the first waterfall we stopped at was a bare trickle. The spearfish falls waterfall was a nice short walk and was pretty....More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Taking the alternate route 14 is a pretty ride through wooded, undeveloped land. It is very pretty and a fun ride.

Thank di v
Reviewed 4 days ago

While traveling to visit the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore, we did some research about other places to visit in the Black Hills, and this scenic drive came up. I'm so glad we found it - it was one of the biggest surprises of our trip....More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the scenic drive! The waterfalls were gorgeous. The wildflowers. ..oh my! An added treat was the drive to the winter film site for Dances with Wolves next to a lovely stream.

Thank jswoods51
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was actually planning on not visiting this place but after my family and I got done at Devil's tower in WY we had to head back to Rapid City, SD for our hotel. This byway was on our way back and we still had...More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether going by motorcycle or car this Canyon run is Beautiful. Full of scenery and wildlife, lots of waterfalls and bluffs. There are resorts along the way to stop for eats/breaks. It is very dark in the canyon at night with not street lighting. Watch...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a spectacular drive! Lots of twists and turns and we saw lots of motor cyclists. The views are absolutely magnificent. Pull over, take photos! Can't imagine it's an easy ride for all the bikers but if you're heading that way you really don't want...More

Thank Pchee72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in the area for Sturgis 77th anniversary. Came in from deadwood took the spearfish Canyon scenic route to Spearfish. The road condition is excellent for driving or riding a motorcycle. The view is breathtaking. Really enjoyed the stream that ran along the road.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is quite scenic with all sorts of stops for hiking. Take some turn offs on gravel roads and you open up even more opportunities for hiking.

Thank PAHWestfield
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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
William P
18 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
William P
18 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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