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Sturgis 2018

Nice winding roads with many corners and scenery which are great for a motorcycle ride. Would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lethbridge, Canada
One of America's greatest drives!

I've driven the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway several times and am always astounded by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Cantal
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove this all 3 days in Spearfish and I noticed some colors changing in just that amount of time! It's a beautiful drive - take your time, watch your speed and other visitors taking photos and get out of the car and soak it...More

Thank MidwestIrishMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This drive is wonderful. Has many places to stop and enjoy the beauty of nature. Great way to spend family time.

Thank StevenP1809
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove this twice 3 days apart and the yellow trees were magnificent! We stopped and saw 3 magnificent waterfalls! There were close to the road and worth the walk.

Thank JDCrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tuesday. Just a short drive from Spearfish and Sturgis, this drive is well worth the detour. The fall colors were great. The roads are wide and easy to handle.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a beautiful drive. The colors were awesome. Some breathtaking views. I’d like to drive it again should we come back.

Thank cc1109
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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