Adventure

A Hike with @GentleSasquatch

By Kelsey Sinclair   You’d be hard-pressed to find someone more passionate about Black Hills hiking than Seth Courtney. Seth, known to Instagram as @gent...

Fall Colors and Winter Weather

By Susan Sanders, Rapid City NOAA Office   Sunny, mild days and cool nights are typical during the autumn. Temperatures begin to cool around Labor Day,...

Downhill Winter Fun

The Black Hills has some of the highest peaks this side of the Rockies, making it is a hot spot for downhill and cross country skiers and snowboarders of all sk...

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

With the lack of light pollution, western South Dakota has a large number of fantastic stargazing spots. Drive five minutes outside of any of the Black Hill’s s...

Rock Climbing in the Black Hills

By Kelsey Sinclair With the many varieties of rock formations in the area, the Black Hills are an ideal destination for both beginning and experienced rock cli...

The Wonders of Spearfish Canyon

Hiking opportunities are plentiful throughout the Black Hills, but Spearfish Canyon has some of the absolute best trails in the area, as well as bubbling stream...

Miniature Golf in the Black Hills

By Kelsey Sinclair Getting your children to be active can be difficult, but mini golf makes sports more fun! It is a great activity that the whole family will ...

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located near Custer, South Dakota, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest recorded cave system in the nation - 181 miles - behind only the appropriately...

Hunting in the Black Hills

The vast array of wildlife in the Black Hills attracts tourists and hunters alike. This area has many unique hunting experiences like bison in Custer State Park...

Horseback Riding in the Black Hills

By Kelsey Sinclair Experience the Black Hills by horseback like explorers and cowboys did centuries ago. These riding camps will teach you everything you need ...