Presidential Trail, Keystone

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For an expansive view of the faces on Mt. Rushmore, set out on Presidential Trail, a short walk that will take you to the base of the mountain. The trail is an easy-to-moderate, 800 m (0.5 mi) boardwalk track with signs along the way that offer information about presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. An information hut features material about Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, who sculpted the 18 m (60 ft) heads of the presidents between 1927 and 1941. As you stroll along the boardwalk, you will get views of presidents from a number of angles. In addition to looking up, be sure to take some time to look all around for a glimpse of some local wildlife. Put Presidential Trail at the forefront of your travel plans using our Keystone road trip planning site .
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  • Presidential Trail, Mt Rushmore is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hi...  more »
  • Lots of spots to take nice pictures and espectacular view. For family or couples. Clean and nice facilities  more »
  • This is a paved/decked walk with great views at Mt. Rushmore. There is some up and down but the footing is not an issue. It's a must if you visit Mt. Rushmore.  more »
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