Jul 12

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Spearfish CanyonThe Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is twenty-two miles of bliss.  A scenic highway that winds its way through some of the prettiest parts of the Black Hills.  While just a short drive, The Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway packs in a lot of nature’s beauty.  From the colorful canyon walls to three wonderful cascades Spearfish Canyon is a must see in South Dakota. Family at Spearfish Falls
Located at Spearfish Exit 10 on Interstate 90. The Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway can be either a fun little detour off the Interstate or multi-day excursion.  My wife and I went with the all-day package which included stops at Bridal Veil Falls, Roughlock Falls, and Spearfish Falls.  This is also several hiking options including the 76 Trail, Rimrock Trail, and the Native Botanical Gardens Trail.   For those ‘car only’ travels there are various scenic pullouts to stop and take in some of the natural beauty of Spearfish Canyon.  The Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is a nice all around stop for any type of vacationer.
Spearfish Scenic Byway
For multiple reasons we really enjoyed this drive.  First it was short and not very windy.  Having a daughter that is prone to carsickness the less turns and loops the better.  Second we really like waterfalls and Spearfish Canyon has three really nice ones.  Third most of the trails are relatively short so we can do multiple hikes in one day.  Summed up this little road made for a great full day.

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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Located at Exit 10 off I90 in Spearfish
For more information about the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway visit their website at http://www.spearfishcanyon.com/scenicbyway/index.html

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  1. freda

    Very pretty I bet it would be a fun drive. The leg pose of “M” is so funny. Love that girl.

    1. Kenny and Karen

      It was great. That is what we get for telling her to freeze for the camera! lol

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