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Custer State Park

Take a Hike: Cathedral Spires

The Cathedral Spires hike is relatively short, but what it lacks in distance, it more than makes up for in dramatic scenery. You'll find yourself walking among...

Take a Hike: Little Devils Tower

Only 200 feet shorter than nearby Black Elk Peak (a mile to the north), Little Devils Tower has a lot going for it: spectacular 360-degree views that rival tho...

Where Am I? Week 6 Revealed

A few eagle-eyed followers are clearly well-versed in trekking off the beaten path. They were able to identify this week's mystery spot... ...as Poet's ...
needles landscape

5 Breathtaking Hikes in Custer State Park

Custer State Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the state, with free-roaming buffalo, hidden caves, distant views from mountain tops, and babbling brook...
Stargazing

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...
RockClimbing

Rock Climbing in the Black Hills

With the many varieties of rock formations in the area, the Black Hills are an ideal destination for both beginning and experienced rock climbers. The Black Hil...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting storie...
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding in the Black Hills

Experience the Black Hills by horseback like explorers and cowboys did centuries ago. These riding camps will teach you everything you need to know to become an...
Belted Kingfisher

Birdwatching in the Black Hills

With the abundance of wildlife and wilderness in the Black Hills, it is an ideal destination for birdwatching. The state has nine national wildlife refuges, six...