What to Do During Your Stay at Mount Rushmore

Under Canvas Mount Rushmore is conveniently located near South Dakota’s most memorable attractions. When you stay at Under Canvas, you’ll have access to our amazing team members who will be able to help you book an unforgettable adventure. Here are some of our favorite adventures that you can experience during your stay:


Take a Private Parks Tour 
Visit the three most popular destinations in the Black Hills area: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse both offer opportunities to view iconic monuments and learn about the area’s rich cultural history, while a visit to Custer State Park offers up a variety of wildlife, scenic drives, historic sites, and fishing lakes. With a guided tour you can experience the sites, learn history, and hear stories from the area’s top professional guides.


Explore the Scenery with a Guided Hike 
From breathtaking views to beautiful forests, The Black Hills and the surrounding areas have a lot to see. And there is no better opportunity to see these amazing spots than by foot. With a guided hike, you can experience must-see attractions as well and off-the-beaten path trails, all while learning about Black Hill’s unique nature and landscape. Lace those boots up tight and get ready! Here are some of our favorite places to explore:

Mount Rushmore and Flume Trail: Mt. Rushmore is the hot spot of the Black Hills and is a must see! Roam around the Great Faces and get to know the beauty and history of this National Monument. Partake in an exciting hike on the Flume Trail and witness the wildlife and foliage that it has to offer.

Badlands National Park: This National Park brings visitors from all around the world. See sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires that make up over 240,000 acres of this national gem.

Spearfish Canyon: Experience some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in South Dakota. There are multiple hiking options throughout this limestone gorge in the Black Hills. Spearfish Creek inhabits the canyon floor while many waterfalls flow into the creek from the towering red cliffs.


Go Panning for Gold 
Welcome to the wild west! Spend the day exploring a genuine Black Hills gold claim while learning to pan for gold in the same gold-rich streams that brought early miners to this area in the 1800’s. Before, after or during the gold panning, cool off at a near-by swimming hole with your friends and family.


Bike Your Way through the Black Hills 
Hop onto a mountain bike and cruise down the Mickelson Trail, located in the heart of the Black Hills. With 109 miles to explore, there is no lack of terrain to cover. There are trails for any skill level and this ride can accommodate any style of biker. The stunning viewpoints along the way add to this epic adventure.


Take a Safari Jeep Tour 
Get up close and personal with nature and spend the morning in an open-air jeep in search of pronghorns, elk, and majestic buffalo in Custer State Park. Along the way, guides will share historical and educational facts about the park and wildlife.

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