Mt. Rushmore Tour
(Includes Southern Black Hills Tour)
We will start our journey heading southwest into the Black Hills. There we will view the beauty and wild life of the area along with an existing and a future “Man Made Wonder of the World.”
Our first stop will be at the world renown Mount Rushmore a shrine in the Black Hills. You will see the monument as it's creator, Gutzon Borglum, wanted with the morning sun shining directly on the faces.
From Mount Rushmore we will proceed south on “Iron Mountain Road” with it's “Pig Tail” bridges which are still regarded as an engineering marvel. Then we will meet up with the park's Wild Burros looking for a hand out.
Custer State Park
We will then enter Custer State Park and proceeding along the “Wild Life Loop” (where truly “....buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play.... and skies are not cloudy all day”) to our lunch brake at “Bluebell Lodge”
Lake Sylvan & Needles Highway
After lunch we will ride to the top of Mt. Coolidge where we have a breathtaking view of five different states. The picture at the left is of Crazy Horse Monument from the top of Mt. Coolidge at 35 miles away. Proceeding on we will travel the Needles Hi-way stopping at the Eye of the Needle on the way to Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Lake is a spectacle you will take with you the rest of your life. In addition you will see in the Sylvan Lake Lodge architecture , a touch of the hand of Frank Lloyd Wright, who consulted on the design of the lodge.
Crazy Horse Monument
From here we move on to Crazy Horse Monument, the world's largest mountain carving. The memorial to Chief Crazy Horse honors the North America Indian, and when finished will be the colossus of the “Man Made Wonders of the World”
Now as we head back to Rapid City, if time allows, we can make a short stop at the Black Hill Institute of Geological Research (“Everything Prehistoric”) where Sue (the most complete T-Rex ever found) was confiscated by the US government.
Contact Us :
To ask questions, make comments or RESERVATION just call 1-605-209-4935. We can pick you up at the air-port, the place you are staying, or anywhere else you may desire.
Knight-Riders' Black Hills Tours
5119 Autumn Place
Rapid City, SD 57702