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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 1,500+ 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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  • Empty nesters, traveling off season.. we saw all kinds of wildlife, Büros, ELK, Deer, Sheep, and of course Buffalo. We brought some small carrots and feed the Büros and the prairie dogs.. drive slow, ...  read more »
  • Driving the loop during the morning hours provided wildlife viewing and not much traffic. The Fall colors were an extra bonus. 
  • On our ride we saw Moose, Donkeys, Mountain Sheep, Deer, and Prairie Dogs. Please enjoy the views and animals, but do not feed the animals. 
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