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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer

4.6
#1 of 14 in Outdoors in Custer
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
You'll find lots of animals along Wildlife Loop Road, a 29 km (18 mi) scenic drive through prairies and pine-studded hills inside the Black Hills' Custer State Park. Watch for free-roaming pronghorn antelope, deer, prairie dogs, donkeys, and 1,300 bison. The meandering road is semicircular, paved, and hilly. Park staff advises you to drive at 40 km/h (25 mph) or slower, as wildlife can appear on the road unexpectedly. Ask for information about the drive at the visitor center, and collect a map of bisons' routes. If you're there in summer, reserve a guided caravan tour of the park. Don't forget the camera for this drive. For Wildlife Loop Road and beyond, use our Custer attractions planner to get the most from your Custer vacation.
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  • This is my 4th or 5th time driving the Wildlife Loop. Everytime has been good, but this is probably the best. Other trips were in June and Sept. This was in late March. We entered from the east...  more »
  • We loved the Wildlife Loop. Don’t forget to bring some carrots for the begging burros on the south(east) side of the loop. One of our favorite experiences on the trip.  more »

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