The Black Hills Travel Blog
Hiking the Roughlock Trail In the Fall – So Much Reward For Absolutely No Effort

Any time of year, the Roughlock Trail to the falls would rank as one of the most scenic Black Hills trails but during this time of year when Spearfish Canyon is awash in an amazing fall spectrum, it truly is magnificent.

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Hiking the Roughlock Trail In the Fall – So Much Reward For Absolutely No Effort»

Any time of year, the Roughlock Trail to the falls would rank as one of the most scenic Black Hills trails but during this time of year when Spearfish Canyon is awash in an amazing fall spectrum, it truly is magnificent.

Buffalo Roundup, Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Fall Festivals – Your Guide to a Fall Expedition in the Black Hills»

One weekend above all hosts a few signature fall events in the Black Hills like the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Crazy Horse Fall Volksmarch. It’s also the weekend typically closest to peak fall color saturation in Spearfish Canyon. It’s the last weekend in September and if you haven’t experienced fall in the Black Hills, it’s a great time to do so.

Fall into the Colors of the Season»

The season of crisp air, pumpkin patches, apple cider and colorful foliage is once again upon us. The Black Hills are home to many scenic byways and trails that will help you bring in those vibrant hues and stunning landscapes. An exhilarating drive through Spearfish Canyon will lead you to Roughlock Falls Trail near Spearfish […]

Harney Peak – Sneak Attack!»

Want to hike Harney Peak but want less company? Sneak up on it! The most popular trailhead for Harney Peak is at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, but while its beautiful views are appealing, it can be a busy place during the warmer months. You can still hike to the 7,242-foot peak but skip […]

A Dream Come True»

Three years ago, Matthew and Choi Jackson bought a plot of land on the outskirts of Sturgis, South Dakota. Their goal? To move a step forward in the fulfillment of a dream. However, this dream had actually been a work in progress for over a decade, from the time the first grape vines were planted on a small […]


5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills»

Day 1 – Rapid City Pulling into Rapid City, you have an amazing array of things to choose from with everything located near or within a short drive due to its central location and proximity to many of the Black Hills must-do attractions. Stay close though as Mount Rushmore and others can be seen later. […]


Looking for Adventure? Hit Trail 89»

If you’re in the mood for more than a dayhike, and you’d like to dodge the crowds, you should consider heading down (or up) Trail 89, the Centennial Trail, which runs the length of the Black Hills. Stretching from Bear Butte State Park near Sturgis all the way to Wind Cave National Park near Hot […]


Buffalo Roundup, Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Fall Festivals – Your Guide to a Fall Expedition in the Black Hills»

One weekend above all hosts a few signature fall events in the Black Hills like the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Crazy Horse Fall Volksmarch. It’s also the weekend typically closest to peak fall color saturation in Spearfish Canyon. It’s the last weekend in September and if you haven’t experienced fall in the Black Hills, it’s a great time to do so.


Six Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills»

Summer’s finally finding its groove, but before we know it the Autumn season will be upon us. This fall, make plans to step outside of your box and enjoy yourself…the Black Hills are calling you! Many travelers are discovering the appeal to visit the Black Hills in the autumn months, appreciating the beautiful culmination of […]


2014 Kool Deadwood Nites | The Encore of Poodle Skirts & Fuzzy Dice»

Grab your poodle skirt, bring some quarters for the jukebox and come experience a glimpse into the days of fuzzy dice and big fins as Deadwood rolls back the hands of time and transforms into a 50s & 60s paradise! Kool Deadwood Nites is a weekend filled with fabulous classic cars and sensational Rock-n-Roll, scheduled […]


Top 5 Instagram Photos for August»

From sublime sunrises to stormy skies, we’ve compiled our most-liked Instagram photos for August: #1. Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park (http://instagram.com/p/r3KKcNru9N/?modal=true)   #2. Lightning storm in Badlands National Park, photographed by @codylerephoto (http://instagram.com/p/sBVcXqru4H/?modal=true)   #3. Bear Butte, located near Sturgis, courtesy of South Dakota Tourism (http://instagram.com/p/sIFfB-ru5_/?modal=true)   #4. Sunrise at Sheridan Lake, shared by […]


5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills»

Day 1 – Rapid City Pulling into Rapid City, you have an amazing array of things to choose from with everything located near or within a short drive due to its central location and proximity to many of the Black Hills must-do attractions. Stay close though as Mount Rushmore and others can be seen later. […]


Hill City Brewery Sick N Twisted – By Beer Lovers For Beer Lovers»

Maybe it was never doubt about Sick N Twisted Brewery in Hill City but simply that I was so blown away by the full offering. At Sick-N-Twisted there are typically 16 of their beers on tap. Seriously, and that’s just theirs. Between two other bar setups on the grounds, there are also twenty more amazing guest beers to choose from. Staring at so many taps, the plans for a future Hill City stay quickly boiled.