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We loved the drive! Would definitely recommend to others and love to do make again. We drove this... read more

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Winding, narrow and a little scary!

I am afraid of heights so this winding drive scared the bejesus out of me. It was absolutely... read more

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A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the drive! Would definitely recommend to others and love to do make again. We drove this in a full sized GMC truck. Was a little nervous about all the tight tunnels! But we made ride with no problems. Just slow and easy driving....More

Thank Queenu
Reviewed yesterday

I am afraid of heights so this winding drive scared the bejesus out of me. It was absolutely beautiful, though, so if you are willing to drive slow and carefully, you will not be disappointed by the beautiful overlooks...and it brings you to the gorgeous...More

Thank Batmancop
Reviewed yesterday

Beyond beautiful scenery as you wind up the well maintained road to the top! Great spot for selfies and family pictures at both the Needle and tunnel and out onto the magnificent valley below. Worth the windy road trip up! Not the best for bigger...More

Thank Ricci E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Needles highway is a phenomenon that has to been seen to truly appreciate. The tunnels are low and single lane be watching for sights and oncoming traffic. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Sheila R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove up to Needles Eye and were so thoroughly impressed with the scenery. We saw mountain goats and deer, a bison and more incredible views than we had expected. Narrow Needles Eye Tunnel is a thrill to drive through! A must do while in...More

Thank JLD1368
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the north end of Custer State Park is Needles Highway. As scenic and challenging a 14 mile road as you will find. Many switchbacks, sharp curves and one lane tunnels mark this road. It culminates at Needles Eye and the Needles Tunnel, a sure...More

Thank dastone564
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ride needles highway every year because of the beauty it contains. If someone doesn't believe in God, they need to ride this road, and take a good look around!! This year I got to ride it and did a live video from the back...More

Thank Alenalee70
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Needles Highway is breathtaking. The rock formations are a wonder. You go through 1 lane tunnels & at the end is a spectacular view. If you're in the area it's a must do.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not sure if it's called Needles eye because of the spires or the tight roads you drive on but its something everyone must see!

Thank CalLowe
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very neat and fun section of road ,neat that there are tunnels through the rock ,fun to watch busses drive through .A must see.

Thank simpleyme
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janet w
26 June 2017|
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Response from Barry C | Reviewed this property |
I think they would enjoy Wall Drug with giant Jackalopes, etc. as picture opportunities and the food. Badlands loop road is nearby and good to see. Needles highway in Custer State Park is interesting (dangerous in winter... More
15 January 2017|
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Response from old_mountie | Reviewed this property |
Ride it whenever you can if you are passing through. Did the trip last week in June on my Wing accompanied by my brother on his wing. There was not much traffic. Optimum time would be spring/fall outside of the school... More
tina r
29 June 2016|
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Response from jrbdebary | Reviewed this property |
For some reason I did not see your question in a timely manner, sorry I was not able to help.