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Iron Mountain Road, Custer

4.9
#2 of 17 in Outdoors in Custer
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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  • This was a fun and scenic drive. But, if you are prone to car sickness due to tight curves, not the drive to you. Two great tunnels offering views of Mt. Rushmore and interesting bridges. I've...  more »
  • One of the most amazing drives we’ve experienced. March was perfect as there was literally no one else on the road and we were able to size up all of the jaw-dropping views at a leisurely pace.  more »

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