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Iron Mountain Road, Custer

4.9
#2 of 14 in Outdoors in Custer
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Offering sweeping views over switchbacks and through tunnels, you'll experience life in the slow lane along Iron Mountain Road. This 27 km (17 mi) stretch of scenic road was designed specifically to slow drivers down so they could enjoy the Black Hills and the road's architecture. Consisting of a series of severe switchbacks and pigtail bridges that twist up and around over the road below, this route is fun to drive at a leisurely pace. The road stretches from Mt. Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park. At various spots along the way, it is possible to see one or more of the presidential faces of Mt. Rushmore framed through the opening of a tunnel. Keep your eye out for antelope, deer, and mountain lions--you might even come across a herd of buffalo crossing the road. To visit Iron Mountain Road and other attractions in Custer, use our Custer trip planner.
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  • Hubby and I drove on this road heading toward Mt Rushmore. A couple of really cool one lane tunnels going through the mountains. Lots of hairpin turns.  more »
  • WOW!so beautiful! love the twists and turns but wish that some people would practice a bit of common sense when it comes to parking along the road. There are places the that you need to slow down and....  more »

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