Custer State Park Wildlife Loop [USA Road Trip to Black Hills South Dakota]

An USA road trip to Custer State Park WILDLIFE LOOP STATE SCENIC BYWAY in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Custer State Park’s 18-mile Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway has what you are looking for! Winding through pine-covered hills, rolling prairies and red-walled canyons, the Wildlife Loop is one of the highlights of a park that has many wild animals just ripe for the camera. 1300 Buffalo are the big stars along the byway. Bighorn sheep, pronghorn, deer, elk, coyote, prairie dog, donkey and numerous bird species including wild turkey can all be seen at times along the Wildlife Loop. Come with us on a tour and see what we caught on camera. Continue reading Custer State Park Wildlife Loop [USA Road Trip to Black Hills South Dakota]

5 Places to Stay in the Black Hills, South Dakota

We have stayed in many places in the Black Hills, South Dakota. From KOA cabins to RV parks to historic hotels to casino resorts. From Deadwood to Custer to Hill City. All within driving distance to Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, The Wind Caves, Mickelson Trail, Needles Highway, and more. Come along with us as we show you some of these campgrounds and hotels. So you can plan your year-round travel to the Black Hills in South Dakota. Continue reading 5 Places to Stay in the Black Hills, South Dakota

Iron Mountain Road Black Hills South Dakota [Custer State Park]

Iron Mountain Road is a scenic byway that skirts Custer State Park in the Black Hills in South Dakota. It has spectacular views of Mount Rushmore. And tight rock tunnels. Iron Mountain Road or Norbeck Scenic Byway is in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Continue reading Iron Mountain Road Black Hills South Dakota [Custer State Park]

The Needles Highway in the Black Hills, South Dakota

The Needles Highway in South Dakota is in Custer State Park in the Black Hills. It is part of Highway 87 (SD 87). The northern 14 miles (23 km) of the highway 87 is also known as the Needles Highway. The Needles Highway, along with the concurrency with US 16A, are also part of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. Portions of the highway are also a section of Custer State Park’s Wildlife Loop. The highway is known for it spires and narrow rock tunnels such as the Needles Eye Tunnel. Which are a lot of fun to go through. Continue reading The Needles Highway in the Black Hills, South Dakota

The Rock Signed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition

About an hour northwest of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana. And thirty minutes northeast of Billings, Montana. You can find a rock face signed by William Lewis of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Pompey’s Pillar National Monument sits on the shores of the Yellowstone River in Montana. William Lewis, Sacagawea, and his men camped here. While here they engraved their names into the rock face. Many others have done the same. And there are over 2000 engravings and Native American pictographs. Continue reading The Rock Signed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition

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Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming

In Eastern Wyoming, just north of Cheyenne, Wyoming, you can catch up with the Wyoming section of the historical Oregon Trail. There are several wondrous historical places visit in this area. Not only Oregon Trail destinations, but the Pony Express, Mormon Trial, California Trail & Fort Laramie. Continue reading Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming

The Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills

The George S. Mickelson Trail is an old railroad trail in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. The main trail route extends 108.8 miles, from Edgemont to Deadwood, with approximately nine miles of additional branch trails, including a three-mile paved link from Custer to the Custer State Park. Come on a ride with us as we take the trail from the ghost town of … Continue reading The Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills

Historical Civil War Battlefields [Glorieta Pass New Mexico]

Did you know there is a Civil War Battlefield just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico? Come along as we visit a historical American Civil War battlefield in New Mexico. Glorieta Pass is a Civil War battlefield called the Gettysburg of the West. It lays within the Pecos National Historical Park. And is a great day trip from Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Continue reading Historical Civil War Battlefields [Glorieta Pass New Mexico]

Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

When traveling to the high altitude of Historic Northern New Mexico and a day trip from Santa Fe, Albuquerque or Las Vegas New Mexico; you will find Spanish Ruins and Pecos Pueblo Native American ghost town and church. Continue reading Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Things to See & Do in Sheridan, Wyoming – Travel Destination

Sheridan has breathtaking views, wide open spaces, and a western charm. It Main Street is lined with neon signs, where stores open their doors with western hospitality. You will find that the town of Sheridan is what Wyoming is meant to be and a place where you can get your west on. Continue reading Things to See & Do in Sheridan, Wyoming – Travel Destination