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Top 5 Instagram Photos for September

From autumn hues to tower blues, we’ve compiled our most-liked Instagram photos for September: #1. Devils Tower (http://instagram.com/p/sqfWOiLu0u/?modal=true)   #2. Autumn in the Black Hills, photographed by @austnadventures (http://instagram.com/p/tYPyYTLu-z/?modal=true)   #3. Spearfish Canyon, by @ericboe1980 (http://instagram.com/p/tEkjzaLuwV/?modal=true)   #4. 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup, photographed by Greg Valladolid (http://instagram.com/p/tbrykRLu_e/?modal=true)   #5. Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon (http://instagram.com/p/tDNYI0ruxJ/?modal=true) […]

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Top 5 Instagram Photos for September»

From autumn hues to tower blues, we’ve compiled our most-liked Instagram photos for September: #1. Devils Tower (http://instagram.com/p/sqfWOiLu0u/?modal=true)   #2. Autumn in the Black Hills, photographed by @austnadventures (http://instagram.com/p/tYPyYTLu-z/?modal=true)   #3. Spearfish Canyon, by @ericboe1980 (http://instagram.com/p/tEkjzaLuwV/?modal=true)   #4. 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup, photographed by Greg Valladolid (http://instagram.com/p/tbrykRLu_e/?modal=true)   #5. Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon (http://instagram.com/p/tDNYI0ruxJ/?modal=true) […]

Biking the Mickelson Trail»

George S. Mickelson Trail The 109 miles of the George S. Mickelson Trail pass through the best the Black Hills has to offer in scenic wonder. It’s no wonder Bicycling Magazine just named it their number one pick for the “Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA.” How is it that the area’s early railway […]

Fall’s Premier Weekend in the Black Hills»

Boasting milder temps, breathtaking fall colors and fewer people – this time of year is arguably the best time to spend in the Black Hills! Here’s the 4-1-1 on two world-renowned events taking place this weekend – the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and the Crazy Horse Memorial Autumn Volksmarch. The 49th Annual Custer State […]

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.

Top 5 Instagram Photos for September»

From autumn hues to tower blues, we’ve compiled our most-liked Instagram photos for September: #1. Devils Tower (http://instagram.com/p/sqfWOiLu0u/?modal=true)   #2. Autumn in the Black Hills, photographed by @austnadventures (http://instagram.com/p/tYPyYTLu-z/?modal=true)   #3. Spearfish Canyon, by @ericboe1980 (http://instagram.com/p/tEkjzaLuwV/?modal=true)   #4. 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup, photographed by Greg Valladolid (http://instagram.com/p/tbrykRLu_e/?modal=true)   #5. Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon (http://instagram.com/p/tDNYI0ruxJ/?modal=true) […]


Oktoberfest in the Black Hills»

Deadwood and Rapid City are two Black Hills communities that will be alive and kickin’ in German style the first weekend of October for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Oktoberfest descends on Deadwood Oct. 3-5, and brings with it plenty of entertainment. From the Oktober Polka Fest at Four Aces and a German food cookoff throughout […]


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 […]


Oktoberfest in the Black Hills»

Deadwood and Rapid City are two Black Hills communities that will be alive and kickin’ in German style the first weekend of October for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Oktoberfest descends on Deadwood Oct. 3-5, and brings with it plenty of entertainment. From the Oktober Polka Fest at Four Aces and a German food cookoff throughout […]


Fall’s Premier Weekend in the Black Hills»

Boasting milder temps, breathtaking fall colors and fewer people – this time of year is arguably the best time to spend in the Black Hills! Here’s the 4-1-1 on two world-renowned events taking place this weekend – the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and the Crazy Horse Memorial Autumn Volksmarch. The 49th Annual Custer State […]


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.


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.