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Iron Mountain Road

Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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“pigtail bridges” (112 reviews)
“pig tails” (121 reviews)
“mt rushmore” (131 reviews)
Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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Reviewed yesterday

Road is very well maintained and has three tunnels you go through. There are many spots on this road that give you a great view of Mt. Rushmore

Thank dj70sscamino
Reviewed 2 days ago

This a must do if your in the area! Beautiful one of a kind views. A photographer's dream. If your riding a motorcycle this is one back of a ride. Memories of a lifetime.

Thank 942jeaninel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a nice drive, take it slow and enjoy it. South to north is the way to go, nice views of Rushmore before you get there.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

But not for the faint at heart. It's slow, twisty, and spectacular! The pigtail bridges are an experience unto themselves-where the road crosses over bridge, then circles back under the bridge. Never seen such a thing before! A must drive to get to Rushmore. There...More

Thank JCnBoerne
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some areas of this road are only one lane so it can be frightening if someone comes flying around the corner. However, the beauty and the views make this drive very worth while.

Thank J-W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove this twice, once going north and on another day going south. It was a spectacular drive. The views of Rushmore as you go through the tunnels were magnificent.

Thank Carolann152
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love my wife but she is a terrible navigator. On our way from Mount Rushmore to Custer State Park we somehow ended up on this road with our 23 foot class "C" motorhome. There were no signs advising against it; and once on it...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful drive, rock formations, and excellent views of Mt. Rushmore. The twists and loops of the road are lovely. The tunnels are fun

Thank Nurserosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive was not as twisty or windy or unnerving as I had read from other reviews. Drove it in the evening. It was a relatively easy drive. Needles Highway was much more challenging.

2  Thank Ray8332
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled it before doing the needles Highway and was impressed and thought I would do it again until we visited the Needles Eye highway but this is a very good place to travel and do it first if you are planning on doing the...More

Thank Caribbean5
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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.

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