Presidential Trail, Keystone

4.7
#1 of 18 in Trails in South Dakota
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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  • Outdoors learning adventure, this place is truly one-of-a-kind. Daughter and I had a blast walking around and visiting with people from all over the world.  more »
  • It is only a short walk out below the viewing platform out towards the four presidents then across the base of the cliff below them. Last Fall you had to return the same way but it is worth the small ...  more »

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