"Gateway to Devils Tower "
Population: 1,139 • Elevation: 4,750
Sundance is located on I-90 in the Black Hills of Wyoming. You'll find that the Sundance area offers a world of adventure within arms length. Take a walk around Devils Tower, play a round of golf and wet a trout fly while still leaving time to take in a fine meal. Perfect for day trips — then spend your nights in beautiful Sundance with four motels, three bed & breakfasts, one campground, four restaurants, four full service fuel stations and lots of shopping with friendly peope.
Located in the Bear Lodge District of the Black Hills National Forest, Sundance offers excellent hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Experience hiking and wildlife viewing in the solitude of nearby Inyan Kara Mountain, a National Forest/wilderness area 20 miles south of Sundance on State Hwy 116. Examine the history of the Vore Buffalo Jump, 12 miles east on I-90, where Late-Prehistoric Plains Indians stampeded buffalo into a sink hole to harvest their meat and hides.
Devils Tower National Monument
One of America's most-recognizable landforms, the awesome stone uplift of Devils Tower National Monument, is just 28 miles west. The tower is a solitary, stump-shaped granite formation (laccolith) that looms above the Belle Fourche River Valley like a skyscraper in the country. The volcanic formation is steeped in Native American folklore and legend, and is popular with rock climbers eager to scale its face. A premier climb in the Black Hills, with more than 80 separate routes, the National Park Service states that every year since 1977, more than 3,000 climbers have scaled Devils Tower.
Water Fun and Adventure
Keyhole Reservoir, located 23 miles west of Sundance, offers water recreation, picnicking, boating and camping. Wyoming fishing licenses are required for walleye, catfish, small mouth bass and northern pike. Keyhole State Park on the shores of the reservoir hosts a marina and over 170 camping sites.
Home of the Sundance Kid
In 1887, Harry Longabaugh was dubbed the Sundance Kid after spending 18 months in the Sundance jail for horse theft. The Sundance Kid later met up with Butch Cassidy and formed the famous "Wild Bunch Gang." Have your picture taken with a life-size bronze of the kid!