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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 and other Keystone attractions into our Keystone trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Get up close to the faces and take the well maintained hike. Views are amazing. Worth the extra time.  more »
  • This trail is a great way to get closer to the memorial. As other reviewers have said, if you take the trail clockwise you will not have as many stairs to climb. It is not strenuous if you are an acti...  more »
  • The walk is great. Be careful though, as there are over 200 stairs to walk. The views is nice and the forest area surrounding is gorgeous.  more »