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Iron Mountain Road

Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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“pigtail bridges” (103 reviews)
“pig tails” (112 reviews)
“mt rushmore” (116 reviews)
Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This road was entertainment in itself. The tunnel where Mt. Rushmore is visible is amazing. Great scenery

Thank Gena S
Reviewed 3 days ago

You have to drive this beautiful road when you are in the area. Beautiful drive with pigtail bridges and great views of Mt. Rushmore.

Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed 3 days ago

The scenery down the road is beautiful. Plenty of places to stop for photos or just to enjoy the view.

Thank Nic337
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found the time to take this drive and am glad we did. A winding road with hairpin turns through stunning nature views. As you see beautiful scenery you pass through tunnels through rocks and pigtail bridges, so unique. And oh so high up, the...More

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The scenery on this road is not to be beat! Great pull-offs with views of Mount Rushmore, three tunnels through the rocks, and two cool pigtail bridges!

Thank 944judif
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I can remember going through here as a child. My father would always honk the horn so we could hear the echo. It is still gorgeous and a wonderful drive.

Thank Ann Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great easy drive but go slow, very slow.....did I say very slow? VERY SLOW. Deer appear out of thin air... they really do , even turkeys . Loved it.

Thank Bugsey829
Reviewed 1 week ago

How did they figure this one out? Drive along this roadway and as you enter the one lane tunnel Mt Rushmore is in the distance not once but three times. Have a little patience as tourists get out and stand in the roadway to capture...More

Thank mike p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hairpin turns and stunning peek-a boo views of Mt Rushmore. Impressive how this road was built to wind through and over the mountain and present views of MT Rushmore. For those with motion sickness, sit in the front seat, drive slow and maybe have some...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this beautiful drive. Be sure that you're not trying this in a snowstorm but in good weather, it won't disappoint.

Thank glstorm
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21 July 2017|
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Response from mgmcpa | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you drive to South of Custer State Park on highway 79, then cut over West on 36 to pick up 16A inside the park. This way you will now be traveling Northwest on 16A and will take the Iron Mountain Road the... More
8 July 2017|
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Response from The-Randall-Clan | Reviewed this property |
11 feet high is the lowest on Iron Mountain and 9'10" on the Needle Highway. Safe travels, a great roadway.
Erin B
23 June 2017|
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Response from SLPlovesPE42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Erin! Oh wow! That IS a lot of driving time! I might recommend that you do part of the Badlands Loop Road as you head in towards Rapid City / Custer State Park - since the Badlands are east of Mt. Rushmore. Or... More