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Mount Coolidge

SD Highway 87, Custer, SD
+1 605-223-7660
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White knuckle drive up but worth it

The road up is good but can get alittle scary getting to the top but well worth the view on a clear... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tina T
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Amazing Territory

Breath-taking views of vistas. Be sure to take a leisurely ride so as not to miss a thing. Stop... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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SD Highway 87, Custer, SD
+1 605-223-7660
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The road up is good but can get alittle scary getting to the top but well worth the view on a clear day. You can see almost 60 miles away. It was to see a fawn running around way up there. Do not try and...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Breath-taking views of vistas. Be sure to take a leisurely ride so as not to miss a thing. Stop along the way at various little towns. Very fun.

Thank MiPAS48025
Reviewed 10 October 2017

As everyone has said, the road up is a bit scary, especially if you meet a car going the other direction. Just take it slow and watch for others. Be sure and bring binoculars. Seeing all the attractions, such a Mount Rushmore, in the distance...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I am not a fan of heights...the views from the top were great - can see Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Needles in the distance. But the road was VERY narrow and all dirt - no guard rails. Not for someone who is afraid of heights....More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Guy cables are in a lot of the view.... I don't like heights so some sections of the road bothered me...

Thank Jcerke
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Unbelievable views of Crazy Horse memorial, Mt. Rushmore and even the badlands. We just happened on this and was blown away by the views. a must do!

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A drivable high altitude view. The tower provides a panoramic view of the high points in the black hills.

Thank FWJeeper
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This narrow, mountain clinging gravel road isn't for those afraid of this kind of heights or driving with drop offs next to you. It's very windy at the top, and very high up, with views 60 miles away. Unfortunately, it was hazy when we went...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 6 August 2017

While driving through Custer State Park, we saw "Fire Tower" on the map and decided to try it out. Such beautiful views in every direction! With binoculars you can see the Needles, the Badlands, Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse in the distance. Mount Coolidge Lookout...More

Thank formykids135
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We were not aware of this road until a local artist advised us to take it. We were on the Wildlife Loop when we saw the sign and drove the 1 mile to the top - the view was worth the drive up the unpaved...More

Thank Alison P
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