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Iron Mountain Road

Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“pigtail bridges” (114 reviews)
“mt rushmore” (140 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (91 reviews)
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Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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"pigtail bridges"
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"mt rushmore"
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"beautiful drive"
in 91 reviews
"pig tails"
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"black hills"
in 112 reviews
"custer state park"
in 144 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 40 reviews
"frame mt"
in 16 reviews
"iron mountain"
in 45 reviews
"one lane tunnels"
in 44 reviews
"take your time"
in 57 reviews
"motorcycle ride"
in 12 reviews
"go slow"
in 14 reviews
"tight turns"
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"take pictures"
in 44 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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"narrow tunnels"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, you must take this road on your way to Mt. Rushmore. When you are driving through these roads, you cant wait to see the iconic face of the MT. Rushmore national park. What a rush and what a beautiful view.

2  Thank DannyWasserman
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

There are many small attractions and sights along this road so it's well worth a slow drive to take them all in.

1  Thank chmeee5
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Definitely worth the drive. Did it in September so traffic (# of cars) wasn't the same as peak season. I recommend to anyone driving/staying in the area. Drive slow and be ready to pull over for some great shots. If someone behind you is in...More

2  Thank bjm1271
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Take your time and enjoy this drive. It is amazing what construction can be done and it was done so long ago. Read up on the history to add enjoyment to the drive. Make sure your camera is ready for the photo ops also

2  Thank Tina T
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I had no idea how beautiful this ride would be, nor the history behid the mountain passes/tunnels. This is one you will want to take a tour van. You cannot possibly see everything and drive too. Make sure you pay close attention to the mountain...More

1  Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This is one nice curvy ride through 3 tunnels past the Needle to Sylvan Lake. Just a lot to see and do on the route. Allow for at least 4 hours for picture taking along the way. Just driving through less time. Hiking add extra...More

1  Thank James C
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Absolutely take 16A south from Mt. Rushmore! So glad a ranger told us about the tunnel view of the monument. We were happy when the ride turned out to be fun as well. Take you time or your kids might puke!

1  Thank youngmomma
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

What a wonderful drive and view for any nature lover. Switchbacks and views make you enjoy the beautiful nature and tranquility.

Thank tchelle1111
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The iron mountain road is beautiful. There is one point when going from Mt Rushmore towards Custer where you go through the tunnel and you have a perfect shot of Mt.Rushmore in your rear view mirror. There is a pull off after you go through...More

1  Thank nannyheadie
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We drove into Rushmore from this road. It is incredibly beautiful. No RV's on this road, cars only because tunnels are tiny. Great views of Mt. Rushmore.

Thank roadie50
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Lilgroundhog
9 August 2017|
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Response from Candy P | Reviewed this property |
Don't forget Devil's Tower. The area is beautiful, and it would be en route between Iron Mountain Road and the Grand Tetons.
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LCTXtraveler
21 July 2017|
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Response from mgmcpa | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you drive to South of Custer State Park on highway 79, then cut over West on 36 to pick up 16A inside the park. This way you will now be traveling Northwest on 16A and will take the Iron Mountain Road the... More
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LubaFamily
8 July 2017|
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Response from The-Randall-Clan | Reviewed this property |
11 feet high is the lowest on Iron Mountain and 9'10" on the Needle Highway. Safe travels, a great roadway.
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