Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway South Dakota, United States

7.67Rider Ratings
30 km Route Distance
GPX File Download
Difficulty8 Road Quality8 Beauty7 Length1 day

Overview

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, 22 mile journey starts at the intersection of E Colorado Blvd and US Alt Highway 14. The speed limit over this route is 35 miles per hour, but you’ll be so enthralled by the beauty of this byway that you will drive even slower.

The best time to drive on this byway is any time of year, but Fall offers the most colorful drive through the Canyon, as Mother nature paints the leaves in shades of yellow, gold and red to accent the evergreen backdrop. 

The Northern Great Plains Grasslands rides into picturesque waterfalls, fresh water fisheries, pine forests, and miles of hiking trails where one can spend a day and take advantage of the great things nature has waiting just for you. Bikers often pack a picnic lunch for the ride and stop midway through at Iron Creek or at Roughlock Falls Picnic Area to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the views. Architect Frank.

Bridal Veil Falls and Roughlock Falls are must-sees along the route, Spearfish Creek lines the canyon floor while canyon waterfalls make for popular roadside attractions as well, a location for several scenes in the movies. 

You can also stops along the way at Spearfish Canyon Lodge and the Latchstring Restaurant, visit Cheyenne Crossing Store or eat lunch in the award-winning cafe.

Experience the nature, history and adventure of the Black Hills with a drive on the beautiful Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

Light
Traffic
Adequate
Rest Stops
Smooth
Road Condition
Adequate
Gas Stations

Motorcycle Types

Touring
Cruiser
Sport bike
Dual-sport
Scooters
Sport touring
Standard
Other

Terrain

Asphalt
Flat
Tarmac

Scenics Along

Forests
Greenland
Mountains
Parks

Type of Road

Sweeping Curves
Twisty

Best Time to Ride

Summer

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