The Little Known South Dakota Caves That Turn Into A Winter Wonderland

We recently wrote about the beauty of Spearfish Canyon, and were reminded about a little group of caves that many South Dakotans don’t know about. Every winter, this place turns into a winter wonderland, but most people never see them because reaching them is a treacherous hike.

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To get an idea of how treacherous this little trail can be, take a look at this short video posted by Trent Mayer on

Have you ever hiked to Community Caves? Tell us about your adventure!