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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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  • Spectacular views and sites that are ideal for photographers of all levels. Just plan to take your time and drive slow. Some of the views are a bit challenging as you go up the mountain and down narro...  more »
  • Stop, savor and let your imagination wonder:) What a great view driving through one our nations greatest drive-thrus 
  • Driving down the Needles Hwy was great. My only recommendation would be to have your travel mate do the driving so you can take in the beautiful views with both eyes!