Top Adventures in Keystone

  • Hike to Ingersoll Abandoned Mine

    Drive into Keystone, take a right on Old Hill City Road, drive for a little over two miles, you'll pass both Kemp's Kamp and the K Bar S Lodge, and look for Echo Valley Dr. on your left. As soon as you pass Echo Valley Dr, keep your eyes out for a...

    0.5 miles 4990 ft gain

  • Photograph Hippie Hole in the Winter

    Just like in the summer version of Hippie Hole, it is a fairly easy drive, but there can be lots of snow and drifts on the narrow road, so 4WD is a must.  The road down is scenic and there are numerous places to stop and take in the sights and eve...

    0.3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Hippie Hole

    While making your way to the parking area, you'll keep right for the most part. You'll also need a high clearance vehicle or the patience to drive very slowly. The dirt road to the trailhead is full of dips, holes, rocks, and essentially could be ...

    0.3 miles

  • Rock Climb at 1880 Wall

    There are 2 walls named the 1880 Wall, one is the East Wall and the other is the West Wall. To get there you will need to follow Old Hill City Road, either from Hill City or from Keystone. If coming from Keystone it is about 3.8 miles heading west...

    0.1 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike Iron Creek Trail #15

    The trail is accessible from 2 different spots, both give you the opportunity for a scenic drive to get there. The approach from the Northeast side is on Iron Mountain road a beautiful scenic Black Hills highway, and you will be very near Lakota L...

    2.4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Stargaze at Spokane Ghost Town

    Great all year long but, especially stunning when the galactic center of the Milky Way is visible from Spring to Fall, Spokane Ghost Town is a local favorite and a hidden gem. Set up your camera, and light paint some old buildings! The ghost town ...

  • Explore the Spokane Ghost Town

    Spokane will always be one of my favorite locations in the hills. The town was founded in 1890 and features 3 intact structures from that time. The most intact structure is the manager's house which you can find up on a hill behind the other build...

    1 miles 4521 ft gain

  • Hike Willow Creek Trail

    The trailhead is located at the Willow Creek Horse Camp. This trail doesn't allow motorized vehicles but you may share it with some horses depending on when you venture onto the trail. The trail itself is pretty easy, it will take about 1.5-2 hour...

    2.8 miles 5200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Stratobowl Rim

    The winding trail to the Stratobowl is a gradual and easy hike, which is perfect for the whole family or for a quick excursion if you don't have a lot of time. It is roughly a mile to the Rim overlook, where there is a plaque commemorating the Nov...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Dakota Point at Sheridan Lake via the North Trail

    There are 2 ways to get to Dakota Point, one from the north that is more common which I will talk about (or one from the south). The trail that starts on the north side of the lake is a nice easy trail to follow, it is wide and well-worn mostly i...

    2.2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Cathedral Spires in the Black Hills

    This trail starts at the parking lot along the Needles Highway. Follow the trail to the spires. At the end of the trail, enjoy views of Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak) to the northwest and the Badlands in the distance to the east.P.S. Keep y...

    3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Drive Needles Highway in Custer State Park

    Perfect for a pre or post Black Hills/Badlands adventure, Needles Highway is the joyride of a lifetime.  Entrance to Custer State Park costs 10 dollars, and do be prepared to keep it in low gear behind RVs and motorcycles. Pull-offs for photos and...

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