6 days in Custer, Crazy Horse & Spearfish Itinerary

6 days in Custer, Crazy Horse & Spearfish Itinerary

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6 days in Custer, Crazy Horse & Spearfish Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Crazy Horse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Spearfish
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Custer

Custer
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Custer holiday builder site .

Kansas City to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Custer is minus 1 hour. In July, Custer is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature
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2
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Harney Peak has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally take a memorable drive along Needles Highway. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Crazy Horse trip planner .

Crazy Horse is very close to Custer. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, South Dakota
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

2
nights
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roughlock Falls State Nature Area as well as Spearfish Falls. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Spearfish journey maker tool .

Getting from Crazy Horse to Spearfish by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crazy Horse to Spearfish due to the time zone difference. In July in Spearfish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Devils Tower National Monument, Spearfish Falls, Broken Boot Gold Mine, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Spearfish Falls ©
Spearfish Falls

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