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This is my 7th year going to spearfish SD, the canyon drive is one of the most beautiful drives one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beautiful In Different Way Than Southern Hills

After you're in the Hills for a period of time you kind of get used to the beauty and take it for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brookings, South Dakota
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This scenic 19-mile drive in the Black Hills that passes cliffs, waterfalls and the Spearfish Creek gives one the feeling they are in the rainforest.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Spearfish, SD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 7th year going to spearfish SD, the canyon drive is one of the most beautiful drives one can take.The scenery is mind blowing,my family and I have take the drive through the canyon every year,each time we see something different,something we haven't...More

Thank josepho996
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After you're in the Hills for a period of time you kind of get used to the beauty and take it for granted. After days of driving in the southern Hills, Spearfish Canyon made our jaws drop. You may think you've beautiful vistas in the...More

2  Thank tacitus27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views that make for an amazing drive. This was my favorite area to drive in all the Black Hills.

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The desk person at the Days Inn told us this was a beautiful drive and not to miss it. Weather had been overcast and cold all day, but it cleared and we did a 5 PM drive through the canyon, water falls and back. Was...More

Thank FRED W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see attraction in the black hills if you enjoy the outdoors! Beautiful scenery and some hiking opportunities.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the scenic drive through the canyon. It was relaxing gorgeous and well worth the time. Plenty of places to stop breathe the fresh cool air take a few pictures and just enjoy the surroundings. It is not a long drive but it's hard not...More

Thank taffien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Deadwood or Spearfish area, I would highly suggest taking an hour out of your trip for this drive. It personifies what the Black Hills are all about.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxing , scenic byway. Great photo ops! Be sure to stop at all the pull offs and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even after being in Custer State Park and enjoying many scenic Black Hills Drives, we enjoyed our trip through Spearfish Canyon. A stream runs down the side of the road and we saw a lot of people fishing. Very picturesque.

Thank OkieTraveler405
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please refer to my review on the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. We were coming out of Deadwood, SD and at the last minute decided to take the Spearfish Canyon Drive. We had a rainy, stormy day but the nature and sites were still very pretty....More

Thank Pamomanddad
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Are the roads wide enough for an RV?
9 July 2016|
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Response from Lisbeth S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Because this is a popular area for tourists, the roads are wide enough to accommodate a large size RV, even on the curves.
Is the scenic drive scary for people afraid of heights
26 September 2015|
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Response from TravelbuffOgden | Reviewed this property |
No worries. The road is on the bottom of the canyon with beautiful walls on each side of the road. No scary drop-offs.
I'm looking for a cabin to rent that is very near a stream/ brook in spearfish canyon. We stayed in such a place with my parents and again with my children. Not sure it still exists, but hope to take the grandchildren to a spot that holds such dear memories.
2 June 2015|
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