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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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  • We were on our vacation road trip from MN to TX to CO to ND and home. We just had to make Spearfish a stop for a day. We had been here several years ago, it is as beautiful and views as it was then.Yo...  more »
  • Drive from Deadwood to Spearfish through Spearfish Canyon is really rewarding. We did it in October and the fall colors were spectacular.  more »
  • Spearfish Canyon Byway is a beautiful drive through the canyon, with some stunning scenery. There is lots of places to stop and enjoy the sights and get some pictures. Bridal Veil Falls is an especial...  more »