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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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!