Tag Archive: South Dakota

Jul 12

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway


The 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 …

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Jul 10

Bridal Veil Falls: South Dakota


Bridal Veil Falls is the easiest waterfall to see in Spearfish Canyon.  Located about 6 miles south of Spearfish on US Hwy 14A.  A very scenic highway that we highly recommend.  There is small parking area across the road from the falls.  A nice viewing platform along with the roar of the falls will point …

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Jul 09

Summit Trail: Bear Butte


Summit Trail, two words that strike beauty and pain.  Usually there is going to be an outstanding view at the top but it is going to take a little bit of hurt to get there.  The Summit Trail at Bear Butte State Park in South Dakota is not the exception.  The Bear Butte Summit is …

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Jul 06

Spearfish Falls Trail


Spearfish Falls Trail is just one of the many wonderful hikes that can be found in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This short hike descends to the canyon floor.  Where Spearfish Falls splashes into Spearfish Creek.  This is an easy to moderate walk that is less than a mile in length. However, it does …

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Jul 02

Falls Park: Sioux Falls


Falls Park in Sioux Falls is a mandatory stop for my family.  Every time we are passing through the area we have a picnic there.  A great place to stretch the legs.  The grounds are well manicured and just beautiful.  The Big Sioux River has many drops throughout the park so it is a lot …

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Jun 30

Bear Butte State Park


Strikingly different than anything else in the Black Hills.  Bear Butte State Park rises dramatically from its prairie surroundings topping out at 4,426 feet. From its summit, on a clear day, four states can be spotted.  It is easy to see why Bear Butte was a historically significant landmark for the gold prospectors and settlers …

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Jun 28

Roughlock Falls: Nature Trail


Roughlock Falls Nature Trail is just one of the many scenic hikes that can be found in the Black Hills.  Hard part is picking which one to do.  Make it easy, pick this one. The Roughlock Falls Nature Area is a stimulation overload.  Colorful canyon walls, meandering stream, and a wonderful multi-tier waterfall.   Located in Spearfish Canyon next to the …

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Jun 27

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery


The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery really made our tenting experience worthwhile for our little girls.  Located right next to the Spearfish City Campground in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Arguably the best campground that my wife or I have ever been to.  Part of the reason it was so great was because …

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Sep 06

Three day guide to the Black Hills


Our three day guide to the Black Hills has been divided into two categories, one for the serious vacationer and one for the more laid back approach.  What I mean by the serious vacationer is the person that is up before the sun looking to get the perfect lighting for that perfect picture.  The more laid …

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Sep 11

Mount Rushmore Visitor Center: A Shrine to the Republic


Mount Rushmore is just one of those sites that every person living in the United States should go see at least once in their lifetime.  It does not matter if you are white, black, brown, pink, or yellow if you are in the states show a little civic pride and make the trip.Yes, the history …

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