Custer SP & Iron Mountain Rd in SD – 6/27/14

Editors Note: My apologies for the large gap in time between the last post and this one, two factors contributed to this, first I have had very limited access to the internet and second and most importantly once my family arrived in Bozeman my time was severely limited, coordinating 7 people is more than a full time job. I have a bunch of images and videos to share with you, and will share them as bandwidth permits.

Today my plan was to take the long way to Bozeman, MT as my sister and nephew arrive tomorrow evening. Looking at the map I decided to make a side trip to Custer State Park in South Dakota. Custer State Park has some very nice looking campgrounds and a beautiful “wildlife drive,” but to me the real treat was the Iron Mountain Road. This twisty and narrow road takes you through some spectacular vistas, tiny tunnels carved out of the rock, (watch your RV clearances) and spectacular views of Mt. Rushmore. The Iron Mountain Road is 17 miles long, has 314 curves, 14 switchbacks, 3 pigtails, 3 tunnels, 4 presidents, and 2 splits, definitely an adventure.

The video above shows some of the highlights of the road.

After the Iron Mountain Road I pretty much made a beeline to Bozeman to meet up with my soon to be arriving family.

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