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10 Must-Do Summer Festivals & Events in the Black Hills

The Black Hills and Badlands truly come to life in the summer season. With wildflowers in bloom and our favorite trails open for hiking and biking, those seeking adventures will find endless opportunities in our neck of the woods.

Adventures in Rodeo: My Wild Ride

Summer, everyone’s favorite season of the year! School is out and the excitement and anticipation of outdoor activities begin. I have fond childhood memories of my summers, which included long, hot days in the hay fields, brandings, and the everyday chores of maintaining a cattle ranch.

The Beauty of the Black Hills Sets the Sturgis Rally Apart

The passion smolders long before the Sturgis Rally rolls around as the Black Hills start calling your name.

Have Your Black Hills Adventure on a Rainy Day

Black Hills weather can sometimes be a bit unpredictable: one minute we have blue skies with the sun shining, the next clouds roll in and you are dodging rain drops looking for cover.

10 Must-Do Races in the Black Hills in 2018

Without a doubt, one of the best ways to experience the Black Hills is on foot. While some prefer to hike, others enjoy running. Whether it’s a 5K race or a bucket-list marathon, the Black Hills certainly offer the prettiest backdrop to your fitness goals.

A First-Timer's Winter Experience in the Black Hills & Badlands

Oh, South Dakota. You are a hidden gem that’s just waiting to explode. When the chance came to make my first trip to South Dakota, I was instantly stoked. I turned to my girlfriend, Errin, and said, “Wanna come to South Dakota?”

Must-Haves for a Successful Winter Hiking Experience

Winter is not over yet, but with hints of spring popping up all over the Black Hills, it's still a great time to hit the trails and experience a little winter hiking.

15 Things You Can Only Find in the Black Hills & Badlands

There are thousands of trails (great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATVing), numerous breathtaking views, miles of scenic drives, and hundreds of great places to eat, sleep, and play in the southwest corner of South Dakota.

The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year

“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.

The Winter Wonderland of the Willow Creek Loop

So far 2018 has already gifted us with a few cold snaps that have left me cuddled up on the couch, binging my nights and weekends away on the latest Netflix shows, and catching up on all the award-nominated movies, all while trying to steer clear of the flu bug.