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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer
(4.6/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
You'll find lots of animals along Wildlife Loop Road, a 29 km (18 mi) scenic drive through prairies and pine-studded hills inside the Black Hills' Custer State Park. Watch for free-roaming pronghorn antelope, deer, prairie dogs, donkeys, and 1,300 bison. The meandering road is semicircular, paved, and hilly. Park staff advises you to drive at 40 km/h (25 mph) or slower, as wildlife can appear on the road unexpectedly. Ask for information about the drive at the visitor center, and collect a map of bisons' routes. If you're there in summer, reserve a guided caravan tour of the park. Don't forget the camera for this drive. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wildlife Loop Road and many more Custer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Custer travel itinerary planner.
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  • On a typical drive through CSP on the loop you might only see buffalo. Drive at these times of the day and you'll also see elk, antelope, burros, deer, turkeys, and coyotes. It can be busy during the ...  more »
  • We saw burros, prairie dogs, pronghorns, deer and elk. The burros are tame, you can get out of your car and feed or pet them. We also had a close encounter driving through most of bison heard that liv...  more »
  • We saw a herd of buffalo and prairie dogs. An up-close and personal encounter with wildlife. Must see.