River of Gold | Midwest Living

River of Gold

The image is unmistakable: A man in waders and wide-brimmed hat stands midstream, casting a line in a graceful arc and waiting for a trout to rise. Whether you want to stand beside him, or just take in the autumn colors in South Dakota's Spearfish Canyon, now is the time to head for the Black Hills. The river is waiting.


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For More Black Hills Fun...

Spy A Stampede

Witness thousands of thundering hooves as cowboys round up 1,500 wild bison the first weekend of October at Custer State Park.

Ride the Rails

The 1880 Train puffs through the spruce and pine forests from the old town of Hill City to Mount Rushmore.


The Red Rock River Resort in Hot Springs is spiced with global overtones, including the Norwegian white spruce sauna and Korean heat rooms.

Pedal the Mickelson Trail

The 114-mile bike path snakes through mountain towns, rocky tunnels and parts of the Black Hills National Forest.

Drive the Norbeck

The Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway includes the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road, with its turns and views of Mount Rushmore.

Visit Crazy Horse

Mount Rushmore isn't the only massive monument worth seeing. The Crazy Horse Memorial showcases Native American culture with museums and a mountaintop likeness of Crazy Horse under construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION call 605/773-3301 or visit www.travelsd.com.


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