Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Spearfish

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Created by a creek of the same name, drive Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway after a visit to the Black Hills. You can take your time on the 35.4 km (22 mile) journey, especially since the speed limit is 56 km per hour (35 mph). You'll be surrounded by more than 1,200 species of plants and animals, including almost all the species of flora and fauna in South Dakota. Canyon walls add layered hues of pink, gray, and beige, thanks to varying sediment. Take the guesswork out of planning a Spearfish vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This drive took my breathe away and made my jaw drop with the uprising scenery! This is one of the most beautiful drives I have driven in the U.S. I went last fall and I choose it again for my fall va...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Byway. Took a side road to the Mount Roosevelt Friendly Tower, a nice side trip.  more »
  • We were in SD in the Spearfish area and took this drive. The colors were perfect. It was so beautiful. The drive wasn't too long and it was pretty enough to keep the kids, 13, 12, 10, 9, awake!  more »

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