Black Hills Year Round

We hope you enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of the Black Hills any time of year but also want you to make the most of your time spent here.  The following list is compiled from past guests’ feedback, local recommendations and personal experience.


There are so many great places to hike bike and explore. Rustic Ridge is centrally located and is in a convenient location to base your trip out of.

Black Elk Peak
Sylvan Lake
Little Devils Tower
Sunday Gulch Trail
Spearfish Canyon
Devils Bathtub
Badlands National Park
Custer State Park
Cathedral Spires
Centennial Flume Trail

Winter Activities

Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing,  Ice Fishing and Hunting are among the many things you can do in the winter months in the Black Hills.


Black Hills Institute-Everything Prehistoric
Railroad Musuem in Hill City
Musuem of Geology at School of Mines
Homestake Mine and Sanford Underground Lab
Black Hills Mining Museum
Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air force base
Journey Museum- Rapid City