Spearfish, South dakota
Spearfish is uniquely positioned at the mouth of scenic Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway in a valley between Crow Peak, Spearfish Peak and Lookout Mountain. Pine and deciduous trees line the towering limestone walls and create breathtaking Black Hills views, especially during the autumn months. In the wintertime, enjoy snowmobiling and cross country skiing with trailheads only five miles from town and downhill skiing 30 minutes away.
Things to Do in Spearfish
You pick the adventure and Spearfish has it. Camping, bike riding, fishing, hiking and rock climbing are popular in the canyon, and roadside stops grant easy access to waterfalls, like Bridal Veil Falls. Or, if you just want to relax enjoy a leisurely drive along the Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway, a 22-mile road trip with stunning views.
Families vacationing are able to visit the DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery, where kids can feed and view trout in an underwater viewing area. The High Plains Western Heritage Center honors pioneers and Native American settlers and is open year-round.
Spearfish boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Spearfish Canyon Country Club and the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Course with a new back nine and RV resort & lodging. In town, you’ll find unique shops, restaurants and local breweries like Crow Peak Brewery.
Where to stay in Spearfish
Spearfish is home to hotels and lodging options, vacation rentals and cabins, quaint bed and breakfasts and unique accommodations like Spearfish Canyon Lodge. Spearfish hotels are perfect if you’re looking for beautiful scenery and serenity or easy access to hiking and biking in the Black Hills.
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A Black Hills vacation is central to hundreds of scenic monuments, parks, restaurants and attractions. Browse Black Hills maps to find lodging and things to do near Spearfish.