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Iron Mountain Road, Custer

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Scenic Drive
Offering sweeping views over switchbacks and through tunnels, you'll experience life in the slow lane along Iron Mountain Road. This 27 km (17 mi) stretch of scenic road was designed specifically to slow drivers down so they could enjoy the Black Hills and the road's architecture. Consisting of a series of severe switchbacks and pigtail bridges that twist up and around over the road below, this route is fun to drive at a leisurely pace. The road stretches from Mt. Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park. At various spots along the way, it is possible to see one or more of the presidential faces of Mt. Rushmore framed through the opening of a tunnel. Keep your eye out for antelope, deer, and mountain lions--you might even come across a herd of buffalo crossing the road. To visit Iron Mountain Road and other attractions in Custer, use our Custer trip itinerary builder.
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  • It was an amzing view, but is extremely difficult to take pictures. It's on a busy road that at least the day I we went many were speading, felt like if you weren't watching you could get hit. Other t...  more »
  • There are places to stop and sight see. The drive was fun. Scenery cannot be beaten. I imagine the road gets more congested during the season. I recommend off-season to take it all in to the max.  more »
  • The road mostly two way, and contains plenty of sharp and narrow turns, so be careful especially if it is raining, give the way to the motorcyclist if any, you can see a parking spot of the shoulders ...  more »