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Distance from
Mt. Rushmore
52 miles
Distance to
Other Places
Spearfish Canyon, 5 miles
Sturgis, about 20 miles
Deadwood, 22 miles
Devil's Tower National Monument, about 25 miles via US14A
Crazy Horse Memorial, about 70 miles via US385
Mt Rushmore, 80 miles
Custer State Park, about 90 miles
Wind Cave National Park, about 105 miles
Jewel Cave National Monument, about 105 miles
Badlands National Park, about 125 miles Hot Springs, about 130 miles
Time Needed: An evening
Best Time To Go: As part of a swing through the northern Hills or a side trip to Devil's Tower
Directions: US16A north to US16 west six miles, then US385 north to Lead. Then US85 south to US14A East. Follow US14A through Spearfish Canyon.
Highlights: Near Spearfish Canyon and Devil's Tower
Description:
Mt. Rushmore is Open All
                Year.
Open All Year
     Much of the joy of Spearfish is getting there. The suggested route takes you through Spearfish Canyon, one of the most scenic drives in the northern Black Hills. If you have the time take a slight (1-mile) detour to Roughlock Falls near where the final scenes in the film "Dances With Wolves" were filmed. Bridal Veil Falls are also located in Spearfish Canyon and are certainly worth a stop.
    The High Plains Heritage Center (a museum) and the DC Booth Fish Hatchery are also located in Spearfish. The town is only moderately touristy because it is located well away from most of the major sights in the Black Hills, but there are plenty of franchised food and lodging establishments clustered near the I-90 exits.
     Although Spearfish was once famous for the Black Hills Passion Play, the event is no longer staged.
 
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