Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

The Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, located in the northern Black Hills, is unique because the view is always close to the visitor and always upward. The narrow canyon walls rise sharply skyward from Spearfish Creek and the highway sculpted along the canyon bottom. A forest of spruce, pine, aspen, birch, and oak covers much of the hillsides. Above these slopes, the skyline is topped with an extensive ridge of vertical walled limestone cliffs.


Navigating the Byway:

Directions for Accessing the Byway

From Rapid City the visitor can take Interstate 90 west to Exit 10 at Spearfish and follow the signed route of SD 14A through the city and canyon.

Directions for Driving the Byway

The north entrance to Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is accessed at Exit 10 off from Interstate 90 north of Spearfish. The visitor can follow the signed route of SD 14A as it passes through the city of Spearfish and proceeds south to Spearfish Canyon through the Black Hills National Forest. The byway ends at the junction of US 14A and US 85.

The southern entrance to Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is accessed via US 85 approximately 20 miles southwest of Deadwood. At Cheyenne Crossing US 85 intersects with US 14A. From Cheyenne Crossing proceed north on US 14A through the National Forest, Spearfish Canyon and into the city of Spearfish. The byway ends at Exit 10 on Interstate 90.

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