ATV’s in the Black Hills

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Black Hills ATV’s
Northern Hills ATV Map
Trail Permits


  • Black Hills Off-Road Rentals (South of Deadwood off Hwy 385) 605-584-4777
  • Black Hills ATV Rentals (South of Deadwood on Hwy 385) 605-584-1700
  • Mad Mountain Rentals (South of Deadwood on Hwy 385) 605-578-1878
  • M & L ATV Rentals (Lead) 605-490-3588
  • Rec Springs (South of Lead off Hwy 85S) 605-584-1228
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The Black Hills Forest consists of 1.2 million beautiful acres in Western South Dakota. Visitors to the Black Hills of South Dakota will find over 3,600 miles of roads and trails for motorized travel. The Black Hills National Forest Motorized Trail System has over 700 miles of designated motorized trails located within the boundaries of the Black Hills National Forest.

Many of these trails are also connected by 500 miles of roads that are available for any vehicle. You will also find approximately 20 trailheads for parking to start your ATV adventure.


In South Dakota, ATVs may travel on the roads and highways if they are licensed and registered vehicles. If you are traveling from a state that does not require ATV licensing, you may not travel the roads and highways in SD. The driver of the ATV must also possess a current driver’s license.


Housing developments do have rules pertaining to ATVs and require that if the ATV isn’t trailered it can only be driven on the roads to enter or leave the development. No cross country or joy riding is allowed in any development. ATV drivers are also required to follow the speed limit which is 15 mph in most developments.