are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Spearfish Canyon located on US14A between Lead and Spearfish
spectacular drive in fall when the Aspen and Oak display
Autumn colors are usually at their peak sometime around the
in October, but the canyon is spectacular all year.
||About 40 minutes
driving time through the canyon plus travel time
to get there.
Time To Go:
||Year round, but Fall
colors can be spectacular. Midday, however in
early morning or late
evening the canyon is deep in shadows which
interesting photo opportunities..
||US16A East; US16
West: US385 North: US85 South, US14A East
||Road and stream in
bottom of canyon with 1,000-foot-high walls.
| A drive through Spearfish
Canyon is one
of the three great Black Hills drives. In
some parts of the canyon, the rim is nearly a
thousand feet above the
road which runs beside Spearfish Creek. Highlights
are the Bridal Veil
Falls, Homestake Power Station and
Roughlock Falls which are about a mile off the
main road at the head of
the canyon. The park at Roughlock Falls is where
the last scenes in the
film "Dances With Wolves" was filmed. Also, look
closely for an old
railroad cut that climbs high up the east canyon
wall. The rock cut is
400 feet above the canyon floor.
There are numerous pullouts
along the highway for
viewing and picture taking, however to take full
advantage of all the
views a motorcycle or convertible are good
Photographs and more
the canyon can be found at http://www.spearfish.com/canyon.