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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Looking for a little exercise on this vacation? You've come to the right place. The Black Hills area provides unlimited hiking, biking,  camping, climbing, and ...

Find Your Treasure: Geocaching

By Kelsey Sinclair Ready to find some treasure? Using coordinates found online, geocachers search for treasure caches containing an odd assortment of items lik...

Black Hills Wildlife Photography

By Roxanne Heizler and Steven Page The Black Hills area is one of the most beautiful and varied ecosystems in the world. It goes from prairie to mountain in a ...

Biking in the Black Hills

Try the Rapid City bike path. Crossing Rapid City from west to east, this concrete trail meanders through a neatly-groomed greenway alongside Rapid Creek. This ...

Devils Tower National Monument

Located on the northwestern edge of the Black Hills, Devils Tower Rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River to an altitude of 5,112 feet. The tower meas...