Family in Spearfish Canyon


Outdoor recreation and spectacular scenery are big draws to the small town of Spearfish, located at the gateway of Spearfish Canyon. Drive the 19-mile Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and stop at Bridal Veil Falls, Spearfish Falls and Roughlock Falls along the way.

In town, get outdoors with a hike along Lookout Mountain Trail, a game of golf at Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club or a game of disc golf on the Spearfish Canyon Disc Golf Course. Then, bring the family to the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives, High Plains Western Heritage Center and the Termesphere Gallery, home to one-of-a-kind spherical paintings.

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Join the ultimate Corvette caravan across South Dakota on the Black Hills Corvette Classic. This 400-mile trek from Sioux Falls to Spearfish also includes drag races, seminars, live music and more. Join over 25,000 attendees at the Festival in the Park. Held the third weekend in July each year, this festival features live music, arts & craft vendors and all kinds of festival fare. Calling all beer lovers — you won’t want to miss the 605 Black Hills Classic. Sample expertly crafted brews from more than 17 South Dakota breweries while enjoying live music from local musicians. As the result of a Chinook Wind in 1943, Spearfish is the site of the world’s fastest temperature change. Celebrate this unique bit of history with craft beer, snow sculpture carving, winter sports & games, bonfires and more at the week-long Chinook Days festival.

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