The Black Hills Travel Blog
Experience the Haunting of Keystone –– If You Dare!

With Halloween right around the corner, haunted houses are not too hard to find. The Black Hills are home to many historic and haunted buildings, and while I normally don’t go looking to be scared, I figured I would get into the spirit of the season and check out the Haunting of Keystone. As you […]

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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.

REEL ROCK Film Tour»

  Rock climbing in the Black Hills is a perfect way for friends and families to add some adventure to their vacation. The geological diversity of the Black Hills offers rock climbers of all abilities numerous unique cragging opportunities. With year-round climbing options, it’s a wonderful way to get out above the trees and enjoy […]


Frightful & Delightful – 8 Spook-tacular Events in the Black Hills»

What a Fright! Fall is officially here and before you know it Halloween will be creeping towards us. Various places in the Black Hills host many spook-tacular events for everyone to enjoy. We’ve compiled a list so you can get the most out of this haunting season!   Custer 1. The 17th Annual Halloween Night […]


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) […]


Experience the Haunting of Keystone –– If You Dare!»

With Halloween right around the corner, haunted houses are not too hard to find. The Black Hills are home to many historic and haunted buildings, and while I normally don’t go looking to be scared, I figured I would get into the spirit of the season and check out the Haunting of Keystone. As you […]


Big & Rich FREE special performance Sunday, Oct. 19 in Deadwood»

Big & Rich FREE special performance Sunday, Oct. 19 in Deadwood Performance to be part of televised taping Big & Rich are headed back to Deadwood. The famed country duo will perform on the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage Sunday, Oct. 19, as part of a live taping for an upcoming television series. The event is free, and organizers […]


REEL ROCK Film Tour»

  Rock climbing in the Black Hills is a perfect way for friends and families to add some adventure to their vacation. The geological diversity of the Black Hills offers rock climbers of all abilities numerous unique cragging opportunities. With year-round climbing options, it’s a wonderful way to get out above the trees and enjoy […]


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.