Spearfish Canyon Scenic Drive
Aug 9, 2014
|On Saturday, I got up very early and it was very foggy here in SD. So I decided to take that time and scubbed floors, vacuum carpets, and dusted cabinets and got the dog dryer out and groomed Bandit. Dog Dryer works great. Blows out loose hair and you would not believe how much dirt a dog has on its body. Almost like a dust storm. With all that done, and the fog had lifted, so we headed for the Black Hills.
Left here on Route 44 until it dead ended into Route 385. Heading toward Deadwood 385 gets you to the Spearfish Canyon Cutoff. This is the first time I had taken it from the south end. Normally I go to Spearfish City first and then drive down to 385. Lots to see on this road and as most roads are a lot of fun to drive. The drive hovers around 5000 feet the whole time, and most of the scenic drive is in the bottom of the canyon. Mountains on both sides, but far enough off the road, that you can see all the scenery this drive offers.
There was a lot of traffic on Spearfish drive today. 90% were motorcycles enjoying the ride as much as I was. Speed limits are a high of 35 and many turns are 25-30 mph.
Hope you enjoy the links and pictures.
Click HERE for professional photos of the Spearfish Scenic Highway. This link also has a map of the Spearfish Canyon Drive
Click HERE for the Black Hills Website
Click HERE for the Rapid City Spearfish Website
Click HERE for the Trip Advisor Website
Click HERE for the Wikipedia Website on Spearfish Canyon
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