Spearfish is a small town northeast of Rapid City, South Dakota. I couldn’t really say why we decided to stop and play here a while, except that it was near Deadwood and we wanted to see what that was all about. As I was searching for things to do in the area, I realized that the award-winning movie, Dances with Wolves, was filmed in the area and Kevin Kostner’s ode to the bison, Tatanka, was not too far away. Excellent!
Bridal Veil Falls
Do the opposite of our route. Start with Bridal Veil Falls, stop at Devil’s Bathtub if you want to check out the Hydro Plant, then make your way to Spearfish Falls. Here, you can visit the falls and grab a bite at the restaurant or head up to Roughlock Falls for a picnic lunch. If you’re up for it, hike the trail from Spearfish Lodge to Roughlock Falls. This gets the shorter visits out of the way and gives you time to more thoroughly enjoy the bigger falls.