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Iron Mountain Road

Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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“mt rushmore” (142 reviews)
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Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank youngmomma
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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Just when you think you have seen it all Mother nature proves you wrong. A must see when you visit. Leaves you wanting more.

Thank PBenja
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is an awesome road! We took many picture here and you really can see Mt. Rushmore through the center just like you see here in the pic.

Thank acsims
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Lots of switchbacks, and nooks and crannies and places to stop and look over the Black Hills. Drive slow and enjoy it!

Thank GFKelly
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is a fun road to travel but plan to take your time. Lots of twists and turns and beautiful scenery. One of my kids tends to get motion sick on this road so takes meds ahead of time to prevent it.

Thank grlsx3
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We enjoyed our drive and the views from the Iron Mountain Road. Driving through the tunnels was a unique experience.

Thank Peg R
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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.
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
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.