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Presidential Trail, Keystone

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
For an expansive view of the faces on Mt. Rushmore, set out on Presidential Trail, a short walk that will take you to the base of the mountain. The trail is an easy-to-moderate, 800 m (0.5 mi) boardwalk track with signs along the way that offer information about presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. An information hut features material about Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, who sculpted the 18 m (60 ft) heads of the presidents between 1927 and 1941. As you stroll along the boardwalk, you will get views of presidents from a number of angles. In addition to looking up, be sure to take some time to look all around for a glimpse of some local wildlife. Put Presidential Trail at the forefront of your travel plans using our Keystone road trip planning site.
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  • if you go to Mount Rushmore, you will probably walk this trail, this is the only trail in the area, it's any easy trail, but with some stairs, there are some information board along the trail, so...  more »
  • Very easy walking trail. Great place to visit can easily spend all day there. If you haven't been there...GO!  more »

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