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neat place and a pretty easy hike

Hiked to the Friendship tower with my parents who are in their early/mid 70's. Other than stopping... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Golden, Colorado
Nice hike

Nice short hike close to deadwood. Steep going up but spots to rest if needed. Neat tower and great... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Hiked to the Friendship tower with my parents who are in their early/mid 70's. Other than stopping to catch breath a couple of times due to altitude it was no trouble at all. Beautiful views and worth the hike. Interesting information on the signs at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KandCtraveling
Reviewed 3 November 2018

If you are into history then this is a sight to see, if not, I would skip it. It is not very well marked so we walked up a path for quite a way before we gave up and walked back to the car. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Nice short hike close to deadwood. Steep going up but spots to rest if needed. Neat tower and great views. Suitable for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank gwviper
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There are many historical sites in the Black Hills of South Dakota, too many to visit in only a day or two. But the Mount Theodore Roosevelt Monument, also known as the Roosevelt Friendship Monument or Friendship Tower, is worth a stop. Located in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

If you know the history of the area and the connection Teddy Roosevelt had to the area then making the trek to see this is a must. Easy hike from the trail head (all 4 of us are 60+) and when you get there you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sccrref
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We ended up hiking the trail with our kids during some rather overcast weather. The trail was an easy walk and the kids loved it but because of the weather we ended up having to cut the walk short.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank whitewolfimports
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Fairly easy hike with great views. No steep inclines, and doesn't take too long to complete. Suitable for a variety of ages!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KelAHer32
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The history behind Mt. Roosevelt and White Rock in Deadwood is intriguing. Awesome views after a short mild hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelingShe
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Mt Roosevelt road by driving on the streets above Deadwood and somehow reaching the gravel road that took us to the monument. The drive is beautiful with views of Deadwood from above. It took is 15-20minutes going this back way. There is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank pasherry
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Located right outside of Deadwood and up high, the drive is about 15 min and the hike about 10. The terrain off the trail is amazing as it looks like a sea/waves of rock. The hike is uphill and a bit of a trek but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank smalltownNorthDakota
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Rubi C
27 April 2018|
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Response from Mitch R | Reviewed this property |
if u hav a off road stroller wheels.. i would agree with carrying ur baby.. make sure u walk the loop its beautiful hike.. also go past monument and u will see observation deck..great view
2 September 2016|
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Response from Jodi56257 | Reviewed this property |
There are two paths on the way up to the tower. The view is wonderful plus once you get up there they have a place for another out look. The path is rough in some spots. Have a walking stick with.
David R
11 July 2016|
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Response from DianeSt-Louis | Reviewed this property |
Mount Roosevelt is pretty simple to find. Just head north out of Deadwood and hang a left on Mt Roosevelt road (the same turn for the Lodge at Deadwood). Stay on Mt Roosevelt road until you get there (about 2 miles).