Snowmobiling has really come of age in the Black Hills with the development of a 350-mile network of marked, mapped and groomed snowmobile trails. Although snowmobiling is permitted on most parts of the 1.2 million acre Black Hills National Forest, the trail system has elevated the Black Hills into national prominence as one of the nation’s top snowmobiling destinations.
Most snowmobiling is in the western one-third of the region, where the 6,000-foot elevations develop a five-foot snow pack every winter. The trails lead up through deep canyons, weave through the pine forests and ascend to summit lookouts. The trails also open onto huge, untracked meadows and play areas where the powder-floating is superb! Full-time staff grooms the trails every night, and you can use South Dakota’s Sno-Wats phone service, 1-800-445-3474, to check snow and trail conditions or for some Snowmobiling Info.
There are pit stops, gas, warming shelters, trailheads and good parking throughout the network. And, of course, resorts, local snowmobile service, rentals and guides.
The good word about quality riding spreads quickly among snowmobilers. The Black Hills Snowmobile Trail system ranks in the top ten places to ride in North America, according to editions of SnoWest magazine and SuperTrax International. The system gained special recognition for grooming, signage, maps and services.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:00am
The Color Vibe 5k is coming to Rapid City on July 30 and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun!
Kids 12 and under run for FREE!!!
Saturday, August 27, 2016 (All day)
The Lean Horse Ultra is considered to be one of the best first time ultras in the country because of the great running surface, gentle elevation changes and user friendly course.
Sunday, September 4, 2016 (All day)
The 16th Annual Dakota Five-O will be held on Sunday, September 4th 2016!
Registration for the 2016 Five-O will once again open up at 7AM Mountain time, on April 1st 2016.