Scenic Drives & Byways | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Scenic Drives & Byways

Take the scenic route to see how windshield time can become the most electrifying part of your vacation.

The Black Hills and Badlands region is home to some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the United States, and there's no better way to explore them than by taking a scenic drive. From winding mountain roads to expansive prairies, there's a drive for every taste and interest in this region.

Needles Highway

This winding, narrow road is a thrill-seeker's paradise, with sharp turns, steep hills, and breathtaking views of rock formations, forests, and mountain ranges.

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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

A breathtaking drive through the scenic Spearfish Canyon, featuring towering limestone cliffs, deep forests, and breathtaking waterfalls.

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Sturgis to Nemo — Vanocker Canyon

Perfect pathway to start a hiking adventure or take in the stunning views of the colorful foliage during the autumn season.

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Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

The byway consists of a loop that includes a unique tunnel and pigtail bridge, as well as various scenic views along its 68-mile stretch and is part of the National Scenic Byways Program.

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Wildlife Loop Road

A must-do for animal lovers, this drive takes visitors through the stunning Custer State Park, home to herds of bison, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and more.

Badlands Loop Road

A drive through the iconic canyons and rock formations of Badlands National Park, offering stunning sunsets, dramatic landscapes, and unforgettable views.

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Belle Fourche to Devils Tower

This iconic route takes you from the charming town of Belle Fourche to the mystic Devil’s Tower National Monument

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Boulder Canyon Scenic Drive

This 14-mile route takes you through the iconic towns of Sturgis and Deadwood and offers a blend of historic landmarks, jaw-dropping rock formations, roaring creeks, and majestic pine forests

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U.S. Highway 385 Scenic Drive

Pass by the rich colors of the Ponderosa Pine forest, the deep blue waters of Pactola Lake.

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A scenic drive through the Black Hills and Badlands region is a journey not to be missed.

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