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Presidential Trail, Keystone

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • A great trail which takes you to the bottom of the rock pile - start from the left side facing the monument. It starts as a paved path about 1/2 through the trail it turns to steps (250) and gets very...  read more »
  • We walked the trail was able to see from different angles. There were rest area along the way. Lots of stairs but well worth the walk 
  • If you are going to Mount Rushmore, you should take the 15-20 min to walk the trail. It's very easy, and you get to appreciate the sculpture from close up and different perspectives. 
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