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Needles Eye, Custer
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Situated among pointed geological formations that resemble needles and spires, Needles Eye is the main attraction along Needles Highway within Custer State Park. Look for this 10 m (35 ft) tall granite formation with a slit in it, created through centuries of erosion of soft sediment by wind, rain, thawing, and freezing. The rock's shape attracts photographers, and together with the other rock formations nearby, it has become a popular rock climbing spot. If you are a climber, do so cautiously; many accidents have occurred on this rock. To visit Needles Eye and other attractions in Custer, use our Custer trip builder.
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  • Took the drive along Needles highway in two parts. Have nerves of steel to drive it (or a spirit of adventure!) So many gorgeous overlooks, views, and wonders! The needles eye is at the top! 
  • Needles Highway is a necessary component to the full Black Hills tour. This and the Iron Mountain Road, but be careful because large RV's, trailers and SUV's are going to have trouble navigating the n...  more »
  • This is a VERY busy place! You do have to pay the $20 fee before driving on the Needles HWY. The fee is good for 7 days, so try to go here as early in the day as possible. The parking area is larger t...  more »