CROOKS TOWER 62″ RIDE

*DO NOT USE THESE MAPS AS YOUR “OFFICIAL” TRAVEL MAP USE AVENZA MAP.

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Trail 183.1A is a little used 2 mile trail worth a ride. There is a good chance that General George Custer traveled the area of Trail 279 way back in 1874.

If you are riding Trail 908.1A you probably just recently crossed the border into Wyoming.

Crooks Tower is the 4th highest peak in South Dakota. It is surrounded by great trail-like Forest Service Roads. Also many features of history can be seen on this ride.

RALLY with us the weekend of Sept 9-12, at the STURGIS OFFROAD RALLY.

General George Custer camped along side Cold Creek during his expedition to the Black Hills. We call the campsite the July 25 Camp.

Crooks Lake is another water source named by a historical General. Crooks Lake is dry most of the year.

Crooks peak is one of those high points in the Black Hills that you can ride to the top. Crooks Tower is not a fire tower, but a name given to what was once considered the highest point in the Black Hills.

The String of Pearls site is just one of the historic sites to visit in this area. This is the location that William Illingworth took the famous picture.

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT OFFERS PROFESSIONAL AND LICENSED ATV UTV TOUR GUIDES.

Other historic sites worth a visit and a photograph are; Custer’s Cooler, Ice Box cave, and the Private James ranch.

The Siesmic Station is an abandoned US seismic surveilance sight used by the Russians and U.S. seismic teams during the latter part of the cold war.

AFTER A GREAT DAY OF RIDING, RELAX AT THE WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT CREEK-SIDE PAVILLION.

A Black Hills spruce was cut from this stump in the area, and taken to Washington D.C. where it was the center of attention at the Christmas Pagent of Peace on the White House lawn in December 1955.

Connecting riders include; Antelope Springs Ride, Black Fox Ride, Hardy Ride, and the Stageyard Ride.

There are no width restriction trails on the Crooks Tower Ride.

FOR ALL YOUR UTV RENTAL NEEDS, VISIT DEADWOOD OUTDOOR RENTALS.

A good site to park is along US highway 85 near the Wyoming border(see details below).

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

Places to Visit:

COLD CREEK

CROOKS LAKE

CROOKS TOWER PEAK

CROOKS TOWER

CUSTER’S COOLER

FUNGUS TREE

ICE BOX

JULY 25 CUSTER CAMP

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER’S CHRISTMAS TREE

PRIVATE “JAMES” RANCH HOUSE

SEISMIC STATION SITE

STRING OF PEARLS

BLACK FOX NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

*ride at your own risk

Other Places to Visit:

DEADWOOD OUTDOOR RENTALS

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DEADWOOD OUTDOOR RENTALS

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY


STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

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TRAILSHEAD LODGE

TRAILSHEAD LODGE


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Trailheads:

CROOKS TOWER/BLACK FOX TRAILHEAD

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC TRAILHEAD

RED LAKE TRAIHEAD

Connecting Favorite Rides:

ANTELOPE SPRINGS RIDE

ANTELOPE SPRINGS RIDE

BLACK FOX RIDE

>BLACK FOX RIDE

HARDY RIDE

STAGEYARD RIDE

STAGEYARD RIDE

Extended Ride:


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(Map for Parking:) 44.1776,-104.0443


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**you may also park across Hwy 85 from the Trailshead Lodge in their loading area 44.2014,-104.0271

Contact us blackhills@blackhillsdestinations.com

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.

    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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