It took all day to see Custer State Park and the surrounding area, all in the Black Hills National Park. We drove by Mount Rushmore about 11:00 am and the traffic backup into the monument was about a mile long. We decided to see it another day. The best drive and scenery is the Needles Highway.
|There is a tunnel here.|
|Just wide enough for a car to drive through (carefully).|
|The ground elevation here was 6400 feet. |
We are surrounded by rock tops are much higher than this.
Clingmans Dome in the Smokies is about 6600 feet.
|Mules like the crowd along the road.|
|Bison along the road. They cross and cars stop.|
|Loks like that campground shares it with the bison. Watch where you step!|
|Crazy Horse with my zoom lens from the highway. |
We did not go into the monument area.
|We drove through the town of Custer.|