Lose Yourself in Our Fall Beauty
Spearfish Canyon Color Report
Changing temperatures and fall moisture can impact the intensity and length of time the canyon is in full-color. On average, the colors begin to change in mid-September and peak the first week of October. Every year is different so check back here for the local leaf forecast.
- Bridal Veil Falls - Bridal Veil Falls can be seen right from the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. An observation deck located on the east side of the road provides a place to admire the falls and ample photo opportunities.
- Roughlock Falls - The Roughlock Falls Nature Area is located in Spearfish Canyon near Savoy. Just one mile from the Scenic Byway, a short detour takes you to one of the most beautiful locations in the Black Hills.
- Spearfish Falls - Unmarked, Spearfish Falls is the most often missed of the three waterfalls. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Latchstring Inn Restaurant, located at Savoy, to access the trailhead. A short hike on Little Spearfish Trail leads to this secret Falls.
- Wildlife - Spearfish Canyon is home to 130 species of birds, as well as deer, mountain lions, mountain goats, porcupines and bobcats.
- Spearfish Creek - Spearfish Creek is the second largest stream in the Black Hills and supplies some of the most diverse and best fishing in the Hills.
- Hiking and Biking Trails - Visitors are encouraged to see the Canyon on foot and mountain bike. There are a number of marked Black Hills National Forest trails, as well as some unmarked local favorites.
- Rock Climbing Routes - The top notch limestone routes in Spearfish Canyon show classic pocket climbing at its best.
- Picnic Areas - There are a number of designated picnic areas through Spearfish Canyon, including the Roughlock Falls Nature Area. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy a peaceful meal in natural surroundings.
For more information on Spearfish Canyon and an interactive map of the Canyon, visit www.spearfishcanyon.com.