Fall colors in the Black Hills

Discussion in 'South Dakota' started by mitraveler, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    It looks like the trees are just hitting their peak in the lovely Black Hills. One of the best ways to see the leaves is with a drive along the Spearfish Canyon National Forest Scenic Byway. The route winds through the national forest, home to some spectacular waterfalls. Don't forget your camera! The Black Hills are beautiful in the fall!
  2. welington

    welington New Member

    autumn drives in the Black Hills

    I second Spearfish byway mitraveler! driving along the byways is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful trees of the Blackhills. Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway is also worth driving along as it takes you right into the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. As far as where to stay...I'd suggest basing your stay in the town of Custer for the Peter Norbeck drive and Deadwood for the Spearfish Canyon journey.
  3. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    Good call on the Peter Norbeck byway! Did you see any cool wildlife along the way? Is that the one that winds by the buffalo herds?
  4. welington

    welington New Member

    Black Hills wildlife

    yes, tons of it! we also went past Norbeck Wildlife Preserve and we saw deer, elk, mountain goats, big horn sheep and many bird species. there also many pretty small lakes, and miles of hiking trails great for Horse riders and hikers.


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