SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 8
Today, we drove up the spectacular Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway, hiked to a local swimming spot called Devil’s Tub and stopped in the highly revered Crow Peak Brewery.
Miles Driven Today: 199
Total Miles Driven: 1,628
Average Gas Price per Gallon: $2.29
States: South Dakota
And so our epic 80 day summer road trip continues – 12 U.S. states, 1 Canadian province and 11 national parks. For the upcoming months, I will be sharing with you our highlights, lowlights, adventures, favorite spots, best tips and our thoughts on three months of road tripping and living in a pop up. I’ll try to answer any and all of your questions too! You can also follow our journey via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway
The 19 mile byway is north of Custer State Park along Highway 14A. It provides a striking landscape with soaring limestone bluffs, a glistening creek, wildflowers and three flowing waterfalls.
A Local Favorite: Devil’s Bathtub
We saw cars lined up at a trailhead and thought maybe it was one of the waterfalls. When we stopped and asked someone ready to make the hike, they told us it was to Devil’s Bathtub, a local hangout to swim.
The trail is not well-marked, there were many times we weren’t even sure we were going the right way. We had to cross the stream via big branches or rocks multiple times. I lost my footing once and one foot went in the water, oops. We eventually found Devil’s Tub and if we had our swimsuits probably would have jumped in!
Bridal Veil Falls
Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish
Thrillist named Crow Peak Brewery the best craft brewery in the state of South Dakota so we just had to stop by. They were all out of their popular Canyon Cream Ale, but we grabbed a sampler and tried a few different ones.
Another Beautiful Sunset at Custer State Park
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