Activities

The Black Hills region of South Dakota is rich with outdoor beauty, attractions and activities to fill your heart and soul with the purest and most pristine nature the United States has to offer.

Head out hiking to appreciate the mountains and spot hidden nooks, swimming holes, and landmark rock formations in some of the most well protected and scenic areas anywhere.

The breathtaking scenery contributes to many top activities for any vacation adventure to the Black Hills. There’s a massive variety of fishing and hunting opportunities, as you toss your line into fast-running streams weaving and flowing through the cliff sides. Fall hunting for wild turkeys and prairie dogs makes for an unrivaled challenge.

There are plentiful golfing opportunities in the Black Hills area. Take on the challenges of the Boulder Canyon Country Club or check out the acclaimed Golf Club at Red Rock. There is a wide range of different golf courses available to you while staying in one of our Black Hills lodges, from shorter rolling courses to some of the most hazard-filled and challenging 18-hole courses.

The Black Hills is not just a place for enthusiastic golfers and hunters. There are family-friendly activities all around. Big Thunder Gold Mine is a sprawling mine museum showcasing some of the most impressive places where mining historically reinvented the Midwest.

Of course, no visit to South Dakota is complete without a stop at one of the most iconic and impressionable attractions in the country: Mount Rushmore. Walk the trails or explore some kayaking and other water activities near the monument and by nearby Spearfish Canyon.


Mickelson Trail

Mickelson Trail

Mickelson Trail was originally the Burlington Northern Line Railroad that took trains from Edgemont to Deadwood. Starting in Deadwood and ending in Edgemont, the 109 mile trail with most of it not exceeding a 4% grade is primarily crushed limestone and... Read more

Area Bike Shops/Rentals

Learn more about the 109 mile Mickelson Trail, which features easy access for all ages and abilities. Deadwood Dead Wheels Bike Rentals rents bikes for the Mickelson Trail and exploring Historical Sites in Deadwood. Visit their website to learn more! Deadwood... Read more

Executive Lodging - Black Hills Activities

ATV’s in the Black Hills

Black Hills ATV’s Northern Hills ATV Map Trail Permits RENTALS 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... Read more

Snowmobile Rentals

The Black Hills has approx. 350 miles of designated and groomed trails for snowmobiles that are maintained by a full time grooming staff. Read more

Things to Do

Activities in the Black Hills Day Trips in the Black Hills Events around the Black Hills Family Friendly Restaurants in the Black Hills   Read more

Golf Club at Red Rock Add-On Package

The #1 Rated Public Golf Course in South Dakota! $52 per player Play 18 holes and cart included Read more

ATV Rentals

The Black Hills National Forest has 1.2 million beautiful acres in western South Dakota. Thousands of these acres may be accessed by using the Black Hills National Forest Motorized Trail System. Read more

Golfer’s Choice

Red Rock Golf Course The #1 Rated Public Golf Course in South Dakota! $167.34 per person based on 8 guests – call for pricing on a different number of guests 2 night stay in a luxury vacation lodge Play 18... Read more