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Iron Mountain Road, Custer

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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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  • Most unusual and captivating road. We went during the Sturgis Rally and was great to see all the bikes. Plenty of stops along the way to have a snack if you've packed one. You wont see much wild life ...  more »
  • We enjoyed a ride through Custer State Park, Needles Hwy., Sylvan Lake, and Iron Mountain Road. Wonderful experience.  more »
  • We do a lot of driving in the West every year and this is truly one of the most unusual . This and Needles Highway loop were a full days worth of picture taking  more »

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