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  • The Secluded Lodge in Spearfish Canyon That's Completely Surrounded by Breathtaking Natural Beauty
    The Secluded Lodge in Spearfish Canyon That's Completely Surrounded by Breathtaking Natural Beauty

Here in the Black Hills, Spearfish Canyon is one of our "Wonders of the World" for our neck of the woods. Six hundred million or so years ago, long before man walked this area, it was covered by a huge sea. As water subsided and landmasses began to appear—30 to 60 million years ago—drainages such as Spearfish Canyon formed as softer rock was eroded away. Today, this area is part of the Black Hills National Forest. What remains is a stunning canyon filled with a wide variety of flora and fauna and breathtaking views of the canyon walls. And hidden away in the heart of the canyon is one of the most romantic getaway lodges you'll ever find! Spearfish Canyon Lodge is filled with a rich, cabin ambiance that will leave you begging to be cut off from the modern distractions of cell phones, email, TV, and Facebook, just so you can soak it all in! Featuring 54 well-appointed rooms including 10 upscale suites, you'll hardly want to leave its cozy comforts—but Mother Nature will beckon you with some of her incredible points of interest all within walking distance of the lodge! A short hike behind the lodge, you'll discover Roughlock Falls—considered one of the most beautiful locations in the Black Hills. The water feeding Roughlock Falls flows into Spearfish Canyon from Little Spearfish Creek. Across the street from Spearfish Canyon Lodge is the Latchstring Inn & Restaurant, which provides a unique, historical dining opportunity alongside incredible views of the canyon. They specialize in a variety of menu options including steaks, seafood, and pasta. Explore the trails behind the restaurant to uncover another hidden gem of Spearfish Canyon, Little Spearfish Falls! The short trail descends approximately 100 feet and provides magnificent views of Little Spearfish Falls from the bottom of the canyon floor. The trail includes informational signs detailing the local flora. The central location of Spearfish Canyon Lodge makes it an ideal location for all your adventure needs—no matter the season! In the winter, this area is a snowmobilers' paradise! Whether you bring your own sleds or choose to rent them on-site, you can ride right from the lodge and connect with over 350 miles of groomed trails. [playlist type="video" tracklist="false" ids="16271"] As the weather warms up, you can enjoy hundreds of miles of ATV trails, endless streams for fishing, and a lifetime's worth of world class rock climbing. At the end of the day, unwind with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace or make some new friends in the lounge! Whether you're in need of a romantic getaway, trying to find the perfect location for a Black Hills wedding, or just looking for a nice place to bring the family—Spearfish Canyon Lodge is a one-of-a-kind destination that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed!  

About the Author

Alicia is a South Dakota native with family roots in Beresford. She attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls—a year of which she spent studying in Norway and traveling throughout Europe. She acquired her degree in Sociology and International Studies. Despite her love of travel, she and her husband have thoroughly enjoyed making Rapid City their home. She satisfies her wanderlust by soaking up the beautiful scenery and historic treasures that the Hills have to offer. She is the Communications Director for Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association.

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