After going through Badlands National Park it was only 9:30am and we weren't sure what to do next. Andy really enjoyed the Blackhills and so we decided to drive through it again. The Blackhills are simply beautiful. The hills, trees, wildlife everything was just breath taking. We took the long way through the Black Hills and that weekend Custer State park was having a free entry day.
Below is a short video I took of a super windy road that took us under wooden bridges and then right over them.
We were just blow away with how much wild life we saw every where. I've seen Buffalo before, but never wild buffalo. Then on our way out of the park we saw this huge herd of Elk. After a bit they started running up the hill. By this time we were back in the car driving towards the hill when we had to stop, because the elk decided to run across the road right in front of us. I guess it was to get away from us, but they sure did pick a bad time to cross the road.
After driving through Custer State Park we put the pedal to the medal and headed towards Nebaska. There is a National Monument Andy and I wanted to see before the park closed. Unlike our morning of grey, overcast, wind and cold we had the most lovely weather.
More posts on my South Dakota Road Trip:
- Carhenge, Nebraska
- Wind Cave, Crazy Horse & Jewel Cave
- Mt. Rushmore & RedAss Wine
- Badlands National Park
- Blackhills & Custer State Park - Current Blog
- Scotts Bluff National Monument