Rapid City South Dakota is your key to outdoor adventure and discovery. Located along the famous Black Hills, this is the place to come if you want to hike Mount Rushmore, scale sheer granite walls, or explore two of the longest caves in the entire world.
Biking and mountain biking are big draws in Rapid City today. Whether you prefer the paved road riding that will take you to major attractions and destinations or the 6,000 miles of logging roads and fire trails that will take you, well pretty much anywhere, you won t be disappointed.
Other outdoor activities include
hiking, camping, fishing, mountain climbing, wildlife photography and horseback
riding. Whatever sport you take in
you re sure to get an eyeful of the local wildlife. Bald eagles, elk, bighorn sheep and wild
horses call this land their home and if you re careful you may get the
opportunity to see some.
If you haven t challenged yourself enough lately and you have the skill and training to take it on why not try climbing the Devil s Tower. This 865-foot face climb is among the most challenging in the world and right here waiting for you.
There is plenty of water sport in the area as well on one of 14 man made lakes and for those who prefer land, plenty of off-road adventures just waiting. Grab a four-wheel vehicle and head off to find your own ghost town, homestead or gold mine.
Even the most avid golfer will find challenges awaiting them on one of the 17 golf courses in the area. Unlike typical courses though these wind their way through forests, across natural streams and around canyons.
As the oldest mountain range in the country the Black Hills provides great viewing for those who like to look at rocks, and opportunity for those who like the hunt. The hills are also a hiding place for more than 140 types of mineral, each with a story to tell at Rapid City s Museum of Geology.
Originally settled in 1874 by miners who came for but didn t find gold, Rapid City has always been called the Gateway to the Black Hills and all of the adventure and wonder it holds. It is also the largest city in the state, and home to about 59,000 residents.