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Iron Mountain Road

Hwy 16A, Keystone, South Dakota 57751 USA

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Open Now
Fri 12a-12a
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“One of america's best roads”

Iron Mountain Road, also known as 16A, is an incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. We believe that it is the most unusual and captivating road in America. Everyone that has experienced this 17 mile stretch in the Black Hills of South Dakota leaves with an opinion about this road, either good or bad this road will leave an impression. We want folks to learn about and appreciate this road for what it is, a historical work of art designed to make you slow down, to see and feel things that you don’t experience every day.

Along this 17 mile journey you will not only experience the architectural wonders of this road, but also the wonders of Mother Nature. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself stopped in the middle of a buffalo herd as they cross the road, grazing and nurturing their young. Take time to look around, you most likely will see antelope, deer and turkey, or you could even spot big horn sheep or a mountain lion. Every trip along this road will be a different experience. In order to experience everything the road has to offer you should travel it in both directions – you will see and experience different things each way.

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Reviewed by
Adam Shickley

  • 67 Reviews
  • 37 Helpful
December 03, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is an amazing drive. Pair it with the Custer State Park wildlife loop. Makes for an all around awesome drive. Stop at the rest area and snap a few long distance Rushmore pictures.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MelanieSchaller

  • 11 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Just make sure to take your dramamin. Very cool road with rock tunnels. Takes a bit of time to travel it though only going 20mph the majority of the time.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cemsen

  • 11 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
October 18, 2014
Rated 5.0

I cannot believe somebody designed a road to just like a roller coaster - now if only they'd shut the road and let me take a rally car up and down it... Seriously it does provide some fanatically framed views of Mt Rushmore and the surrounding countryside.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cvaughn

  • 7 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0

Amazing and one of my favorite parts of the trip!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
DuellSupertramp

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 02, 2013

Awesome views of Mt. Rushmore and surrounding areas! Great drive- even more fun on the bike!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jdaigle

  • 29 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 31, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great motorcycle ride . great views a must ride.

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Reviewed by
dennis.biondojr

  • 30 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 28, 2016
Rated 4.0

Highly recommend it if you go to Mt. Rushmore. A beautiful drive. Stop at the overlook. You can see Rushmore from a distance and it will not disappoint.

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Reviewed by
HighSpdAluminum

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0

Went to Mt Rushmore and Custers State Park. You can easily fit this into your schedule. We entered Custers Park on the North East side and enjoyed the park. We left the park going this way and were absolutely amazed. Going in a clockwise flow from the NE and leaving to the NW, the park goes from; Grass plains to wooded country side' to rock cliffs in less than 30 miles. Incredible!

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Reviewed by
David Onderlinde

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

Amazing

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Reviewed by
jghayes

  • 12 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
May 07, 2015
Rated 5.0

Fascinating journey through the Black Mountains. Encountered buffalo, antelope and white-tailed deer along the route. There were amazing views of Mt Rushmore through the tunnels carved in the mountain. First time we had experienced cork-screw turns.

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Iron Mountain Road

Hwy 16A
Keystone, South Dakota
57751 USA

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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