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Needles Eye, Custer

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Empty nesters, enjoyed the trip through the park. The needle was pretty amazing and we could tell why it was named the needle.. it is well worth a short stop to get out and take pictures.. 
  • After leaving Custer State Park wildlife loop we drove the Needles highway. Just very special with lots of Fall colors and majestic rock formations. 
  • This area of the Black Hills was so very unique. I have never seen rock formations like this. I would recommend doing a tour, so you can enjoy it. Do an Open Top Tour, you can enjoy it even more. 
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