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A beautiful drive

This is a beautiful drive any time of year. Snaking through the canyon the drive is lovely with... read more

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Autumn is beautiful

A must see if visiting Spearfish fantastic day trip the autumn colors are some the the best in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Spearfish, South Dakota
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful drive any time of year. Snaking through the canyon the drive is lovely with several places to pull off and enjoy the river and ponds along the drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see if visiting Spearfish fantastic day trip the autumn colors are some the the best in the nation.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 469lilaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful to just drive through, but people really should get out of their cars at least once or twice to see some of it's splendors on foot. Either way, don't leave your camera behind!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful drive it was Cold cloudy day but we got a few sun breaks love the water falls along the route no wildlife

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James N
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Water falls, rocky clifts, beautiful folage....a must see. We drove thru the Canyon from Deadwood on our way to Devils Tower. Easy drive

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mjc0399
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Very nice drive through the canyons. Well marked hiking trails to the various waterfalls in the canyon. Bridal Vail Falls, Spearfish Falls, Roughlock Falls are all in the canyon, and all are with the hike. None of the hikes are strenuous.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nice winding roads with many corners and scenery which are great for a motorcycle ride. Would definitely do this ride again, we did parts of this ride twice during our visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cantal
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I've driven the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway several times and am always astounded by the breathtaking beauty of the canyon. Today, we really lucked out, as we made the drive the day after a 2-inch snowfall had coated the pine trees and mountains. Absolutely incredible!!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive in early October. Be sure to stop off at Bridal Veil and Roughlock Falls. Be prepared for slow driving and beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan W
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is one of the most beautiful drives anywhere in the United States. You need to just do this one, especially in the Autumn if possible. But any time of the year is a worthwhile trip. The scenery defies adjectives.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin W
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16 February 2018|
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Response from Patrick F | Reviewed this property |
We tried almost the exact same trip, though we started at the western edge of Badlands NP and headed straight to Devils Tower, then back through Spearfish Canyon. Depending on when you start and how fast you drive, it is a... More
9 July 2017|
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Response from Pamela B | Reviewed this property |
Spearfish falls behind latchstring Inn is a easy, short hike and the fall is pretty. A strenuous, short hike from Spearfish Lodge leads you to the rim with a beautiful view. The trail to Devils Bathtub isn't marked so you... More
18 June 2017|
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Response from Barry C | Reviewed this property |
Several hours depending on number of stops. Great restaurant across from the Spearfish Lodge and also the location of best falls which take about 30 minutes roundtrip to hike down and back up. Two other falls in Canyon worth... More