You won’t believe the views you’ll see when you drive on these scenic byways in South Dakota. Save this list for your Sunday drive! There’s no simpler way to appreciate the scenery South Dakota has to offer than to grab your best friend and head out on the open road.
1. Belle Fourche to Devils Tower
This 52 mile drive takes you from South Dakota to Wyoming on two separate highways. The views are second to none, especially in autumn.
2. Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway
This 70 mile scenic byway runs through the Black Hills near Custer State Park. The loop is composed of highways including: Needles Highway (SD 87), Iron Mountain Road (US 16A), Horse Thief Lake Road (SD 244) and Sylvan Lake Road (SD 89).
3. Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
The limestone palisades that speckle the landscape along the 22 mile Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway will have you wondering why you've never taken this drive before. With waterfall views to stop and see along the way, this is one of our favorite scenic byways.
4. U.S. Highway 385
A drive through the stunning ponderosa pines of the black hills is in store for you on this Highway 385 drive. You'll pass through Hill City, Deadwood, Custer and Hot Springs plus other charming small towns. Why not make a weekend of it?
5. Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway
This 31 mile stretch on a two line highway offers stunning views of buttes, cliffs and spires. The beauty of the Badlands is only afternoon's drive away.
6. Boulder Canyon
Travel from Sturgis to Deadwood on US Hwy 14A to see the the best parts of South Dakota scenery. Perfect for a relaxing drive before a night on the town.