If you love autumn, you won’t want to miss out on the spectacular scenery in Spearfish Canyon!
September is that magical time of year when Spearfish Canyon begins to transform. The summer greenery slowly starts to turn at the beginning of the month and the vibrant yellows, reds, and oranges of fall will soon be out in full force.
Haven’t experienced the magic of the Canyon in fall? This could be your year! The Black Hills of South Dakota are known for their amazing colorful foliage, and people from around the U.S. visit this special place to welcome the turn of the season.
One of the most popular fall foliage drives in the Black Hills is the 22-mile Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway (or Route 14A). Surrounded by massive limestone cliffs, the Ponderosa pine, oaks, elms, birches, and spruce create the ideal fall landscape. To complete this stunning picture, visitors can explore three waterfalls within the Canyon.
Experience Autumn In Spearfish Canyon
At Spearfish Canyon Lodge, we offer a number of exciting ways to experience the fall foliage. Hiking is extremely popular in the Canyon. Three of the most popular trails you can jump on right from the Lodge are the Roughlock Falls Trail, the Spearfish Falls Trail, and the 76 trail. Both Roughlock Falls and Spearfish Falls offer fantastic photo opportunities of beautiful waterfalls within the Canyon, while the 76 Trail takes you high above the Canyon walls for a 360 degree view. Mountain bikes and fat bikes are great for exploring deeper into the canyon.
For those wanting to explore the Canyon and the Black Hills National Forest, our new 2017 UTVs are the perfect option. Miles and miles of trails will lead you to many of the gems and surprises hidden within the stunning fall foliage.
When’s The Best Time To Experience The Fall Colors?
Typically, the last week of September and first week of October are the ideal times to witness the most vibrant colors. With that said, the entire months of September and October will offer the beautiful reds, yellows, purples, golds, and oranges of fall.