This famous stretch of road winds its way for 27km (17miles) through the magnificent Black Hills of South Dakota. Snaking its way around the 1660 m (5445 ft) mountain summit with 314 curves, 14 switchbacks, 3 tunnels, and 3 pigtails that loop back over each other. The road takes you past the turnoff to the Mount Rushmore monument of the former presidents’ heads.
GREAT ROADS TO RIDE AROUND STURGIS AND THE BLACK HILLS
IRON MOUNTAIN ROAD
NEEDLES HIGHWAY, SD-87
SPEARFISH CANYON, US-14A
DEVILS TOWER, WY-110, WYOMING
VANOCKER CANYON ROAD
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Badlands National Park is a dramatic landscape of deep canyons, eroded buttes, and grasslands that are home to herds of bison, bighorn sheep, and cute little prairie dogs.
Entering Badlands National Park, there is a great photo opportunity at Big Badlands Overlook, and a little farther beyond is the Ben Reifel Visitor Center.
MOUNT RUSHMORE, SD-244
Wander down through the Avenue of Flags and view the heads of the former US Presidents.
Sculptors started carving these 18.28m (60 foot) heads in 1927.