ATV Trails Bluebird Trailhead (Custer)

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Besides the ATV trails to the West, the Bluebird Trailhead gives you great access to all the Forest Service roads East, between there and Pringle. I suggest entering at FS 309 and taking a right at FS 3141H. This trail takes you through a beautiful limestone canyon. From the canyon head East and South. Keep an eye out for Ward Reservoir, McClure Dam, and Ventling Dam, but do not expect much water.

Ghost towns in the area include Argyle and the still active Pringle. Look for old buildings at Pringle mixed with more modern structures. Watch for 12-mile Ranch an old stagecoach stop and still active ranch.

The roads and trails are grass covered and little used except by locals and hunters to the area. This is a good area to “stay on the trails” because the lack of rain makes the area vulnerable to damage.


*Website is for information purposes only – ride or drive at your own risk.

Places to Visit:

BUFFALO ROCK

COLD SPRINGS SCHOOL

JUMP OFF CAVE

PRINGLE CABIN

PRINGLE GHOST TOWN

S & G WALL OF CAVES

TWELVE MILE RANCH STAGE STOP

Comanche Park National Forest Campground

Other Places to Visit:

Hillside Country Cabins (Rapid City)

Black Hills Power Equipment

Sturgis OffRoad Rally

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Favorite Rides Out of Bluebird Trailhead:

BLUEBIRD RIDE

HAWKRIGHT RIDE

RICHARDSON RIDE

Favorite Drives Out of Bluebird Trailhead:

BLUEBIRD DRIVE

RICHARDSON DRIVE

Trailhead Map:

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Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: N 43 36 43
Longitude: W -103 43 52

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: N 43.61195
Longitude: W -103.73129

GPS:
Latitude: N 43 36.717
Longitude: W -103 43.877

UTM:
13N 602379 4829556

Links:

Black Hills National Forest map

Black Hills National Forest colored TRAIL map

ATV Riding and Camping

Comments

  1. The Black Hills have great ATV trails and Forest Service roads. I have traveled most of them. Our forest service roads are either road-like or trail-like. On my Favorite Rides pages, I have highlighted the many TRAIL-LIKE Forest Service Roads and the ATV trails.

    I put this website together to help others enjoy their ATV visit to South Dakota. When I ATV out of my state, I realize how difficult it is to plan a three day ride without good information. I hope my website will be good information for you.

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