Fall in Love with These Four Color Drives

Fall in Love with These Four Color Drives

This is the prime time to see some of the best fall foliage in the Black Hills! We’ve outlined our top four favorite drives that will have you seeing all the colors and soaking in all the autumn experiences. Just grab your keys and a pumpkin spice latte and let’s hit the road!

1. Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Roughlock Falls Spearfish Canyon Black Hills
This is the weekend! Now through about the middle of next week the colors in Spearfish Canyon will be showing off their fullest, most brilliant hues. Enjoy waterfalls, hiking, and limestone cliffs with jagged peaks on this 20-mile route on US Hwy 14A.

2. Vanocker Canyon


Birch and aspen provide a glowing backdrop on this 17-mile drive on Forest Service Rd 26.

3. Boulder Canyon

Take US Hwy 14A for a short 12-mile drive on a high-walled valley road that is filled with color.

4. Belle Fourche to Devils Tower

This 52-mile route on Hwy 34 offers a rolling landscape with a variety of fall beauty.


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is a South Dakota native, with family roots in Beresford. She attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, a year of which she spent studying in Norway and traveling extensively through Scandinavia and most of Europe. She acquired her degree in Sociology and International Studies, as well as a stronger appreciation of her Nordic heritage. Despite her love of travel, she and her husband have thoroughly enjoyed making Rapid City their home. She satisfies her wanderlust by soaking up all the beautiful scenery and historic treasures the Hills have to offer. (Though you'll still catch her stashing loose change in a jar labeled "next trip to Europe.") She is the Communications Director for Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association.

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