CROOKS TOWER 82″ DRIVE

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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Places to Visit:

COLD CREEK

CROOKS LAKE

CROOKS TOWER PEAK

CROOKS TOWER

CUSTER’S COOLER

FUNGUS TREE

ICE BOX CAVE

JULY 25 CUSTER CAMP

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER’S CHRISTMAS TREE

PRIVATE “JAMES” RANCH HOUSE

SEISMIC STATION SITE

STRING OF PEARLS

BEAVER CREEK CAMPGROUND

BLACK FOX NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND


*Drive at your own risk

Other Places to Visit:

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY


STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT


MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT


MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

TRAILSHEAD LODGE

TRAILSHEAD LODGE

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Trailhead:

CROOKS TOWER/BLACK FOX TRAILHEAD

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC TRAILHEAD

Red Lake Trailhead

Connecting Favorite Drives:

ANTELOPE SPRINGS DRIVE

ANTELOPE SPRINGS DRIVE

BLACK FOX DRIVE

BLACK FOX DRIVE

HARDY DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE

Extended Drive:


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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


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