Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors

September - October

One of the best Black Hills fall drives, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway undergoes a stunning transformation in September, and sometimes lasts into October. Visitors are treated to an unforgettable display of color throughout the canyon as the green leaves of aspen, birch, and oak brighten into a broad range of yellow hues within the pine forest.

Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors - Scenic Drive

Scenic Fall Drive

One of the easiest ways to enjoy the Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors is driving through the gently winding 19-mile Scenic Byway. Many pull-off areas await visitors and locals alike to stop and take in the crisp fall air and surrounding beauty.

Spearfish Canyon Fall Hikes

While all the hiking trails are stunning, there is but one that is often considered one of the most gorgeous destinations in the Black Hills: Roughlock Falls! An absolute dream setting that is even more spectacular when enveloped by fall colors. The main trail (roughly 2 miles in and out) is handicap-accessible so everyone can enjoy this beauty.

Roughlock Falls in Fall Colors

Spearfish Canyon Color Report

Get the most up-to-date Spearfish Canyon Color Report on Visit Spearfish's website provided by local Spearfish Canyon enthusiast and freelance writer Kimberly Talcott.

Great Views, Great Food

Cruise through the canyon, catch some fresh air, take in the scenery & stop in at The Latchstring Inn for breakfast lunch or dinner!