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About Needles Highway, Hill City

South Dakota Highway 87 (SD 87) is a highway running through the Black Hills of the U.S. state of South Dakota. The road's northern terminus is U.S. Route 16 and U.S. Route 385 about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Hill City. The road's southern terminus is U.S. Route 385 about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Pringle, South Dakota, or 14 miles (23 km) north of Hot Springs. The highway passes through Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park. The northern 14 miles (23 km) of the highway is also known as the Needles Highway. The Needles Highway, along with the US 16A concurrency, are also part of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. Portions of the highway are also a section of Custer State Park's Wildlife Loop.


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  • Very nice to see the rock formations and visit the parks. Driving through some of the passes can be challenging as some people are not courteous when taking turns going into the narrow tunnels. Attraction is good but not great.

  • Toured with family. Wonderful views throughout the drive. We did the drive in our family vehicle. If I do this hwy again I will rent a UTV. We rented one the last day of our trip and had so much fun back tracking some of the other areas around Custer.

  • Just amazing...not to be missed. The views and the wildlife are incredible. Number 1 sight to see on a trip to this area.

  • One of the most beautiful scenic drive in the country. There is always something amazing to see

  • Great drive and scenic drive with one custer park pass which laststhe whole year. Beautiful nature, stops for pictures. Cool tunnels.

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