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Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Travel Guide

Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills with our insider's guide.

Air Tours

Most people prefer to see the Badlands from an earthbound perspective, but one ballooning outfitter provides visitors with an airborne perspective...

Bicycling

Bicycles are permitted only on designated roads, which may be paved or unpaved. They are prohibited from closed roads, trails, and the backcountry...

Bird-Watching

Especially around sunset, get set to watch the Badlands come to life. More than 215 bird species have been recorded in the area, including herons...

Hiking

Hiking Fossil Exhibit Trail and Cliff Shelf Nature Trail are must-dos, but even these popular trails are primitive, so don't expect to see...

Horseback Riding

The park has one of the largest and most beautiful territories in the state in which to ride a horse. Riding is allowed in most of the park...

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