Lead | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


  • Lead
5,320 ft.

High in the Black Hills, surrounded by Ponderosa pine forests, meandering trout streams and magnificent mountain meadows, is one of South Dakota's most memorable communities — Lead. We pronounce it as "Leed."

South Dakota's Outdoor Recreation Capital — home to two major downhill ski area; southern gateway to Spearfish Canyon; direct access to Mickelson Trail; 300 miles of groom snowmobile trails; miles of cross-country ski trails; mountain climbing; hunting; fishing and golfing.

Activities For Everyone
Daylight hours offer hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hunting or fishing in spring, summer or fall. In winter, 7,000-foot peaks and crisp mountain air greet guests at Deer Mountain and Terry Peak ski resorts. Snowmobilers enjoy 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, while cross-country skiers explore a limitless sea of white. Hotels, B&Bs, numerous restaurants, unique shops, private attractions, parks and fun-filled museums allow visitors to savor the rich historical treasures of the area.

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