This Epic Mountain In South Dakota Will Drop Your Jaw

Reaching 4,426 feet, the summit of Bear Butte gives a 360 view allowing you to see FOUR states. Bear Butte is also known as Bear Mountain. It stands in the midst of flat land in western South Dakota and you absolutely have to hike it this summer.

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With views like this on a mountain this unbelievably beautiful, Bear Butte is an absolute must-visit. Have you ever been to Bear Butte? What was your favorite part?