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Rapid City Blog: Spearfish Canyon

Credit: Aiden Lynn-Klimenko & Madison Perrins in Partnership with Backpacker Magazine

Spearfish Canyon, just an hour away from Rapid City, is synonymous with natural beauty. It’s a deep and lovely gorge, thick with pine and dotted with hiking trails. Black Hills National Forest is just adjacent to the canyon. The canyon itself is home to multiple waterfalls that we visited on our sun-drenched afternoon there. The mists of a handful of waterfalls that run fast in the canyon cooled our faces, and we watched the crystal clear water of Spearfish Creek speed by.

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The legacy of mining in Spearfish Canyon still stands—miner’s shacks and abandoned mines are everywhere in the canyon. We found that the canyon’s northern forests reminded us of our home in the Rockies while still retaining the open loveliness of the Great Plains. We wouldn’t have been able to appreciate the area in such an in depth way without our guide and new friend, Carrie, from the Black Hills Adventure Tours.

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Highway 14 A that snakes through the canyon is about as picturesque and road-trip friendly as it gets. The history of the Old West permeates this part of the world, and we’re not objecting when it’s in a setting as beautiful as Spearfish Canyon.

 

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Aiden & Madison

Madison Perrins and Aidan Lynn-Klimenko are two wanderlusting photographers, who left home to see the world in 2014. Through four-wheeled freedom vessels, they’ve spent extensive time road tripping in South America, as well as here in the U.S. They are national park enthusiasts who love to contrast their outdoor adventures with meeting new people in new cities. They firmly believe in the transformative power of travel and exploring places they’ve never been.

Credit: Aidan Lynn-Klimenko and Madison Perrins in Partnership with Backpacker Magazine

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Madison Perrins and Aidan Lynn-Klimenko are two wanderlusting photographers, who left home to see the world in 2014. Through four-wheeled freedom vessels, they’ve spent extensive time road tripping in South America, as well as here in the U.S. They are national park enthusiasts who love to contrast their outdoor adventures with meeting new people in new cities. They firmly believe in the transformative power of travel and exploring places they’ve never been.

Credit: Aidan Lynn-Klimenko and Madison Perrins in Partnership with Backpacker Magazine

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