popular in the Black Hills, cross country skiers can
choose from over 6,000 miles of abandoned railroad
grades, logging roads, and fire trails to explore on
skis. 16 miles of groomed courses are maintained
near Spearfish. Skiers can mix and match courses from .5
mile to 5 miles long at Big Hills. Deer Mountain Ski
Resort maintains four cross-country ski loops totaling
approximately 10 miles.
Immediate access to the Black
Hills Snowmobile Trail System! Deadwood Hills
Estates is located just off Snowmobile Trail #7. Two of America's top
snowmobile magazines have rated the Black Hills as one
of the best places to ride in North America. The Black
Hills Trail system is recognized for outstanding
grooming, signage, maps and services. There are some 350
miles of groomed trails and additionally, most of the
Black Hills Forest is open to off-road snowmobiling.
Trail maps are available from the South Dakota
GFP department or
on their web site.
Hiking and Biking
Deadwood Hills Estates is
just 1 mile from the Mickelson Trail.
The Forest has 450 miles of hiking trails ranging in
length and difficulty, including the Norbeck and Black
Elk Wilderness Trails and the Mickelson Trail.
The Mickelson Trail
Several species of game
fish, including brown, brook, and rainbow trout, as well
as northerns, perch, and crappies can be caught in the
many Black Hills streams and lakes.
Fish and Parks
Many people hunt the
Black Hills for turkey, deer, elk and mountain lion.
Fish and Parks
The Black Hills offer a variety of golf outings.
Enjoy picturesque views, pine trees, mountain streams
and abundant wildlife at the 25 or more golf courses
peppering the Black Hills and Badlands, including
Spearfish Canyon CC,
Boulder Canyon CC, Tomahawk, Lead CC,
Devil's Tower Golf Club, Southern Hills Golf Course
in Hot Springs,
Hart Ranch, Meadowbrook,
Golf Club at Red Rock and
Fountain Springs to name a few...
Parks and Monuments
Just to name a
Rushmore - America's most famous mountain.
Just down the road is the world's largest sculpture in
Crazy Horse Memorial. Located in southwestern
Badlands National Park - 244,000 acres of sharply
eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires. See the huge
wild buffalo herds that roam
Custer State Park. Other links of interest:
Bear Butte State Park,
Black Hills National Forest,
Byways and Back-roads
The Peter Norbeck and Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byways
showcase 90 miles of the Black Hills' most scenic
Scenic Byway is renowned for its natural beauty and
history framed by towering Paha Sapa limestone canyon
walls. Old rail stops and mining camps include
Savoy and Elmore. Bridal Veil Falls and Roughlock Falls
add to the canyon's charm. It is a favorite September
tour when the Quaking Aspen trees turn to their fall
Named for South Dakota's
former governor and US Senator, the Peter Norbeck
Scenic Byway offers 70 miles of outstanding sights
including Mount Rushmore, The Needles Highway and
Cathedral Spires, pigtail bridges and rock tunnels, Iron
Mountain Road and Custer State Park. Visitors may spot
mountain goats, bison, deer, elk, bighorn sheep and
Scenic Byways - Peter Norbeck
Boating and Marinas
Eleven reservoirs in the
Black Hills offer a variety of beach and boating