Edgemont | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


3,459 ft.
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Latitude: 43.301008906855
Longitude: -103.825435727700

Edgemont sets alongside the Cheyenne River on the southwestern flank of the Black Hills. To the north of this gateway community on US 18, the mountains of the Black Hills abruptly rise 1,500 feet in two miles. Edgemont is the southern terminus of the George S. Mickelson Recreational Trail, the premier hike-bike-horse recreational trail in the Black Hills. From Edgemont, the trail runs 114 miles north, all the way to Deadwood.

Gateway to the Black Hills

Travel 25 miles northeast of Edgemont on Hwy 18 to historic Hot Springs where natural spring waters first attracted visitors "to take the cure."  After enjoying the natural springs at Evans Plunge and visit the ancient woolly mammoths at the Mammoth Site and Museum where paleontology digs continue unearthing bones. 

Drive 40 miles north on Hwy 18 and 89 to Custer where big-name attractions abound, including Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and Jewel Cave National Monument.

Things to See and Do in Edgemont

George S. Mickelson Trail
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George S. Mickelson Trail

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