On Thursday we left Custer heading north to Rapid City then west to Spearfish. We will be spending the next week at Mountain View Campground in Spearfish. It is a nice campground, it has cable TV that is better than the no TV we had last week in Custer but the wi-fi is only available at the hot spot that happens to be near the laundry room. We decided to stay here in Spearfish and take a day trip by car to see Devil’s Tower rather than take the motor home the additional 60 miles into Wyoming because there isn’t much to see in the northeast corner of Wyoming except ranch land. On Friday morning we started out on our 120-mile loop to Devil’s Tower and back. It was a beautiful day for a scenic drive. We stopped briefly in Sundance, Wyoming to see the statue of the Sundance Kid. About 27 miles from Sundance is Devil’s Tower National Park. It was pretty amazing to see this unusual geological formation, it can be seen from miles away. The tower is approximately 1,250 feet high. Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devil’s Tower the first national monument in 1906.
On Saturday we took another scenic drive, this time 22 miles through Spearfish Canyon from Spearfish to Cheyenne Crossing. The road through Spearfish Canyon follows Spearfish Creek and there are several waterfalls along the way. There are high rock formations on both sides of the road. It is an absolutely beautiful area.