Self-propelled Adventures

by Brian Gebhart | March 20, 2017
Outdoor Adventure Nature & Recreation Winter Activities

Scenic drives; OHV, ATV, and Snowmobile trail rides. These activities can be fun – actually, a LOT of fun – but there’s another type of outdoor adventure and it’s all about YOU. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite self-propelled activities that you can do right here in Spearfish:

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hikes ranging from leisure strolls through nature, to the more rugged. For a better idea on where to hike, be sure to check out our hiking page.

Similar to hiking, biking to a popular activity in Spearfish, and it’s rare to have a day in Spearfish without seeing someone on a bike. Whether mountain biking on our famous single-track trails to casual rides along our 7-mile bike path – we’ll meet any type of biking you’re looking for.

Rock Climbing
Both experienced and novice rock climbers can enjoy the great climbing opportunities that Spearfish Canyon offers.

Wanting to take to the water? Spearfish Creek offers a fast-paced route through the Canyon and the city of Spearfish itself. Looking for something more serene less turbulent? Iron Creek Lake may be just what you’re looking for.

Don’t let yourself be limited to summer activities, and Spearfish winters allow for even more self-propelled adventures.

Cross-country skiing is very popular in the Black Hills and our cross-country ski trails offer a scenic way to spend a winter day in Spearfish. If you’re looking for a more adrenaline-oriented form of skiing Spearfish is only a short drive to two of the best mountains for downhill skiing in the Black Hills.

Strap on your boots because Spearfish is a premier location for snowshoeing in the Black Hills.

With snow on the ground, it doesn’t mean you have to put away your bicycle. Fat Bike riding is becoming more popular in the Black Hills and our groomed trail system is second-to-none in the Black Hills.

This list isn’t exhaustive, and we’re sure that there’s something we missed – but that’s fine because sometimes it’s better to get out and #findyouradventure rather than just read about it!

If you were looking forward to a little R&R on your vacation, don’t worry, even the locals know when to kick up their feet! Some local favorite spots to grab a bite or throw back some drinks include Leone’s Creamery, Crow Peak Brewery, and Killian’s Food & Drink.

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