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Black Hills

A mountain range known for its dense forests, granite peaks, and historic gold rush relics, sacred to the Lakota Sioux and home to Mount Rushmore.

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This national forest is about two hours east of Badlands. It includes a scenic byway, Black Elk Wilderness, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Black Hills Articles

  • Badlands National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Badlands? Why would you name a national park bad-lands? Well, the Oglala Lakota People were the first to name this site. They originally called this area “mako sica,” which translates to “land bad.” When French fur trappers traveled through, they called the area “les mauvaises terres à traverser” or “bad lands to travel across.” Rugged […]