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Drive the Needles Highway

Custer, South Dakota

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Added by Alex Thompson

14 mile road along cliffs, through tunnels, and down steep gradients in the Black Hills

This twisting and turning road has great vistas of the Black Hills and goes from Sylvan Lake to 16A. There are several tunnels just big enough for cars to fit through. RVs and larger cars cannot fit! 

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Drive the Needles Highway Reviews

Hands down the best road to take when wanting to see the best views in the Black Hills! Road can get a little sketchy during tourist season. It's very narrow and when cars don't pay attention to the many turns, it can be a little nerve wracking!

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