Day Trips

The Black Hills of South Dakota are hidden away in some of the most alluring mountains in the entire country. This corner of South Dakota is filled to the brim with incredible activities and sights to behold.

No matter where you stay in the Black Hills, you are never far from adventure. There’s a seemingly endless supply of family-friendly activities. Dive off a cliff into some dazzling swimming holes. Find a campsite with a view on the many weaving hiking trails. Bike along a tranquil stream on a quiet bike path.

Perhaps most importantly, don’t miss the top attractions for a fun day trip. Sturgis is home to some serious motorcycle history, and wears its tough vintage aesthetic on its sleeve. Deadwood is home to some of the most fascinating stories of our mining history following the post Civil War boom.

Finally, you can’t miss the top attraction in the state and one of the top fun things to do in the Black Hills. Take a thrilling day trip to Mt. Rushmore and see our history emboldened on the side of this iconic mountain face.

Our vacation rentals in the Black Hills get you in the middle of the action. Always return to one of our Black Hills lodges and soak in the ambiance of real mountain living. Book your lodge today!


Winter Activities In The Black Hills

If you’re visiting the Black Hills in the winter, you’re going to experience a truly beautiful winter wonderland. On average, the Black Hills receives around 150 inches of snowfall per year – making it the snowiest place in all of... Read more

Our Favorite Hiking and Biking Trails

Mickelson Trail: 109 miles with several trailheads. $4/day or $15/annual pass-they can be purchased at the trailheads, online, or at the Deadwood Visitor Center Black Elk Peak/Harney Peak: The highest point in South Dakota known as Harney Peak was renamed... Read more

Mt. Rushmore

Our Favorite Attractions

Bear Country USA: Kim’s ” I love to watch the baby bears grow up throughout the summer” Crazy Horse Memorial: Come see the progress, spend the money to go to the top you will not regret it and what a... Read more

Hiking in the Black Hills

Our Favorite Black Hills Hiking and Adventures Information Mickelson Trail: 109 miles with several trailheads $3/daily pass or $15/annual pass Black Elk Peak/Harney Peak: The highest point in South Dakota known as Harney Peak for over 150 years, was renamed... Read more

Akela Spa of Deadwood

For every service booked, receive the use of the Akela Garden for 1/2 price at Akela Spa. Reconnect with yourself at the Black Hills only destination day spa, Akela Spa of Deadwood. Relax and feel the spirit of the hills.... Read more

Unparalleled Skiing at Terry Peak

Black Hills Winter Sports “Delight in a frosty frolic while skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowboarding, skating, or ice fishing. With more than 1,500 miles of trails, statewide, we’re one of the nation’s top snowmobiling destinations. South Dakota is... Read more

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 gravel.... 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