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. Use our Spearfish holiday planner to visit Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway on your trip to Spearfish, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 13, 2017
    What a spectacular drive! Lots of twists and turns and we saw lots of motor cyclists. The views are absolutely magnificent. Pull over, take photos! Can't imagine it's an easy ride for all the bikers b...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Was in the area for Sturgis 77th anniversary. Came in from deadwood took the spearfish Canyon scenic route to Spearfish. The road condition is excellent for driving or riding a motorcycle. The view is...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The drive is quite scenic with all sorts of stops for hiking. Take some turn offs on gravel roads and you open up even more opportunities for hiking.  more »

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