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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Take your time, slow down so you won't miss the scenery. Get off your phone, hop out of the car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paducah, Kentucky
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Breathtaking Beauty!

This drive took my breathe away and made my jaw drop with the uprising scenery! This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“beautiful drive” (122 reviews)
“black hills” (84 reviews)
Alt Route 14, Spearfish, SD
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time, slow down so you won't miss the scenery. Get off your phone, hop out of the car, enjoy God's creation!

Thank mswkrw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This drive took my breathe away and made my jaw drop with the uprising scenery! This is one of the most beautiful drives I have driven in the U.S. I went last fall and I choose it again for my fall vacation. It is a...More

1  Thank ShellZ7
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Byway. Took a side road to the Mount Roosevelt Friendly Tower, a nice side trip.

Thank Carlene N
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were in SD in the Spearfish area and took this drive. The colors were perfect. It was so beautiful. The drive wasn't too long and it was pretty enough to keep the kids, 13, 12, 10, 9, awake!

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the most beautiful views our wonderful country has to offer! Amazing. We drove this road, then went back the other way because it was so beautiful.

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The scenery along the drive is very enjoyable with several nice pullouts. The best part was the hikes/walks we took. For us they were hikes, for younger more fit they would be classified as walks. The Roughlock trail was wonderful - about a mile with...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is around a 20 mile drive thru Canyon . You can stop and see some waterfalls ( some involve hiking ) . If you are near Spearfish and have time

Thank Nettie141
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fall tree colors are at 100 per cent at present. A beautiful half hour drive. Good places to stop and enjoy the Fall colors. Also two excellent eating places. A must drive year round but a great drive in the Fall. Two waterfalls and Spearfish...More

Thank mic331
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon drive south to north the last weekend in September. The contrast between the yellow-hues fall foliage, the various greens of the pines and firs, plus the magnificent geology made this drive ideal! The roads weren't too crowded on a Sunday afternoon, with plenty...More

Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Spearfish Canyon Lodge so drove the scenic byway several times during our three day stay. It was beautiful and relaxing! We would recommend checking out this area.

Thank mehank
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Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center
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8 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
William P
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
William P
18 June 2017|
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Response from taffien | Reviewed this property |
It took us several hours as we stopped several times to enjoy the scenery, wander around, take pictures. You could do it in 2 hours or up to 4.