Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Spearfish

Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • The Black Hills are a beautiful stretch of hills and mountains that have a number of scenic drives and we drove several of them. However, my favorite was this 20 meandering road along the Spearfish.....  more »
  • What a beautiful area. You would never know this area was this pretty when you are on the barren interstate! It’s hard to imagine it’s just a few miles from the interstate.  more »
  • A very nice drive through the canyon with multiple pull outs for picture taking. The river is quite low right now so the waterfalls were barely a trickle. Still a very nice ride.  more »

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