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]

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

4 Fantastic Views of Mount Rushmore Outside of the National Park

We spend a lot of time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have a million pictures of Mount Rushmore from one view or another. But my favorite views and pictures I have taken of Mount Rushmore are not even in the National Park. Over the years I have found views of the monument that I prefer. Places where I can take in the view without the crowds. So, come along with me as we show you four of our favorite views of Mount Rushmore and how to get to them. Continue reading 4 Fantastic Views of Mount Rushmore Outside of the National Park