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Scenic Drives in Custer State Park

Needles Highway

The Needles Highway is a popular drive through the South Dakota Black Hills. This 14-mile drive is filled with tunnels, towering rock formations, and breathtaking views. You'll feel like you're driving through a postcard with the lush forests, majestic mountains, and crystal-clear streams that you'll see along the way.

Iron Mountain Road

The Iron Mountain Road is another popular drive through Custer State Park. This 18-mile route is filled with hairpin turns, lofty bridges, and plenty of wildlife. Along the way, you'll drive through a series of tunnels and past the famous pigtail bridges. This drive is best taken slowly, so you can take in all the beauty of the Black Hills.

Wildlife Loop Road

The Wildlife Loop Road is a great way to see all the wildlife that Custer State Park has to offer. This 18-mile drive is filled with bison, deer, antelope, and other wildlife. Take your time and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that calls Custer State Park home. This is also a great spot for bird watching and photography.

Where to Stay

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay while visiting Custer State Park, look no further than The Foothills Inn hotel. Located in the charming city of Rapid City, South Dakota, our hotel boasts a range of amenities that make it an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. All rooms are tastefully furnished and feature air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and a complimentary breakfast. The Foothills Inn is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Rapid City.

Custer State Park is filled with amazing scenic drives that should not be missed. From the Needles Highway to the Wildlife Loop Road, you can be sure to find a drive that will take your breath away. Make sure to stop by The Foothills Inn for a convenient and comfortable stay during your visit!

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