As said previously, this is truly one of the best kept secrets in the United States, in the whole world even. Thousands of visitors every year, yet hundreds of thousands have no idea that this wonder exists, or know what they are missing out on. It has been described by so many as one of the most beautiful places in South Dakota, and also, in the United States. Every traveler from every location has went home recognizing the astounding beauty that somehow remains so much a secret in the Black Hills of South Dakota. So many hikers hike the trails, so any bikers bike the paths, and so many photographers capture the amazingness that is the Spearfish Canyon every single day. From camping to dining to weddings to merely the simple outdoors, Spearfish Canyon is bound to have an interest for you.
Options for overnight stays include, but are not limited to: Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Rimrock Cabins, Gun and Rod and Timon Campgrounds, and numerous cabins throughout the canyon. Dining opportunities include the Latchstring Restaurant and Cheyenne Crossing. Weddings and group opportunities can be hosted at Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Gun and Rod and Timon Campgrounds, many pull-off areas throughout the canyon also have availability for group gatherings.
The never-ending hiking opportunities are by far my favorite aspects of Spearfish Canyon. From the most popular, probably Spearfish Falls Trail, Roughlock Falls Trail, ’76 Trail, and Devil’s Bathtub, to some best kept secrets, Community Cave, Annie Creek Trail, Rimrock Trail, Old Baldy, Iron Creek Trail, Botanical Gardens Trail, Buzzard’s Roost, and Eleventh Hour, the possibilities are endless. There has even been rumor of future trails (Needle’s Eye Trail and Buckhorn Trail) to develop in Spearfish Canyon to connect current trails that already exist. Hiking in Spearfish Canyon is as easy and as entertaining as one could hope for.
Whether you are looking for an afternoon activity, a delicious evening meal, or a weekend away from life’s crazy, Spearfish Canyon won’t disappoint. The people come and go, the photos capture what they can, and the seasons continue always to change. If you ever find yourself wondering, ‘What to do in Spearfish Canyon?,’ don’t wonder, just do. The thousands of Spearfish Canyon activities will always make you happy.