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Iron Mountain Road

Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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“pigtail bridges” (92 reviews)
“mt rushmore” (142 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (92 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 92 reviews
"pig tails"
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"black hills"
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"custer state park"
in 144 reviews
"twists and turns"
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"frame mt"
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"one lane tunnels"
in 44 reviews
"iron mountain"
in 37 reviews
"take your time"
in 58 reviews
"motorcycle ride"
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"go slow"
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"tight turns"
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"take pictures"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iron Mountain Road is a breathtaking drive that connects Custer State Park to Mount Rushmore. It is 17 miles of picturesque wildlife, numerous switchbacks, stone tunnels, pigtail bridges and scenic overlooks. We caught our first glimpse of majestic Mount Rushmore as we drove through one...More

Thank MKTBE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Keystone a while back. Despite living here for a few years a long time ago, I had never taken the Iron Mountain Road - had heard of it but didn't even know what it was. Decided to drive it with the family. It's...More

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our drive on this road with the twists and turns and the tunnels plus all of the other scenery. One of the best views was when coming out of one of the tunnels and getting a great view of Mount Rushmore. After...More

2  Thank houstonnative47
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful winding roads that ultimately lead to Rushmore. As you near, the monument can be seen through the tunnel which makes for the perfect photo op. The tunnels can be tight but are larger than you would believe them to be. All in all, just...More

1  Thank Willof72
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful drive with a lot of fun, twisty roads. We visited in March, I would imagine it is even better during this summer and fall. Well worth the time.

Thank Jjkj0925
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The ride is fun and compares well with the Tail of the Dragon. I like it better. Views are fantastic, curves are fun, tunnel views of Mt. Rushmore are cool. Pig tail bridges and split road is unique.

Thank lvaustin
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This drive is scenic all the way. I pulled a camper and it was tight through the tunnels. Bring the camera and be prepared to take your time and stop a lot.

Thank jprince1444
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very cool to drive through. Great picture spot of Mount Rushmore from here. Everyone in my family was very impressed.

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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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Amber S
12 April 2018|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
No to the Iron Mountain road and Scenic drive around Rushmore. Yes to Custer State Park to the Wildlife Loop road. Worth the cost of the drives. Enjoy your travel.
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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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