We all know South Dakota offers some gorgeous scenic views. When you get a chance to go on that summer vacation, there are some roads you can take to get there that will offer some unbelievable views. We have gathered a few of the best ones for you.
1. Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.
On Highway 14A you will pass through Spearfish Canyon. This 22 mile stretch includes 19 miles of the highway twisting through a stunning gorge. Spearfish Creek runs through the Canyon and there are many waterfalls and swimming holes. Take a drive down this scenic byway but don't forget to stop and enjoy the scenery off the beaten path as well.
2. Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway.
Located in Custer State Park, this scenic byway includes 18 miles of stunning wilderness and wildlife. Buffalo, bighorn sheep, deer and wild turkeys are just some of the wildlife you will see out here!
3. Boulder Canyon.
Boulder Canyon consists of 12 miles of road between Sturgis and Deadwood on Highway 14A. This stretch road is beautiful all year but especially stunning in the fall colors.
4. Native American National and State Scenic Byway.
Unique from many of the other scenic roads, this byway takes you North and South through the state. This byway runs from Running Water up to Fort Thompson and offers views of diverse scenery and the Missouri River.
5. Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway.
Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway runs through the Black Hills of South Dakota and past Mount Rushmore. These are 70 miles of spiraling turns, bridges and tunnels you do not want to miss.
6. Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway.
30 miles of stunning scenery and nearly 30 scenic overlooks to stop at along the way. This drive takes you through the Badlands and desert-like areas of South Dakota.
7. Any road.
The truth is, South Dakota is so beautiful that you can just hop on any road and you will no doubt encounter stunning scenery.