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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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  • You don't need the audio walking tour, you can just walk on it yourself and read the signs. Easy walk (as long as you are okay with some stairs, you can do the whole thing, otherwise there's a great.....  more »
  • Rushmore is incredible and something every American needs to see. However, once you seen it, what else is there to do. There is a great trail that takes you directly underneath the statues. Not...  more »

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