Vanocker Canyon / Nemo Road Scenic Drive | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Vanocker Canyon / Nemo Road Scenic Drive

  • Vanocker Canyon / Nemo Road

Beginning at Sturgis Exit 32, off Interstate 90, Vanocker Canyon Road (Forest Service Road 26) winds southwest for 17 miles to the tiny historic community of Nemo. Large stands of birch and aspen provide a glowing backdrop along this peaceful and uncrowded paved byway.

Nemo offers a general store/gas station and a restaurant/bar, or you can stop to take a short hike along sections of the Centennial Trail just off the gravel road behind this quaint community.

Continue down Nemo Road in either direction (north towards Deadwood or south to Rapid City) and enjoy the scenic roadside views of Box Elder Creek.