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South Dakota United States #85 Highway Guide

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0.0
0.0
View from highway - Photo The CanAm highway marker Sign.
U.S. Highway #85 is also part of the CanAm Highway Route.
0.0
0.0
View from highway
Driving east.
0.0
0.0
South Dakota / Wyoming State Line
Lawrence County, South Dakota - western county line.
0.1
0.2
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, south side of highway.
0.3
0.5
Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
Western boundary.
0.9
1.5
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, both sides of highway.
4.3
6.9
Point of Information
O'Neil Pass elevation 6785 feet. Roadside turnout, Paved no services, both sides of highway.
6.2
10.0
Black Hills National Forest, National Forest Roadway # 134
West side of highway.
6.3
10.1
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, east side of highway.
6.3
10.2
Boles Canyon Road

8.0
12.8
Black Hills, SD. National Forest Eagle Cliff Hiking Trail
West side of highway. In the mid-1980s, local skiing enthusiasts developed the Eagle Cliff Trails. It became popular because you can create your own adventure. Its 21 intertwining loop and dead-end trails are both fun and challenging at every turn. There are short, rugged and remote trails as well as long, looping trails affording a range of difficulty. One of the highlights of this trail system is the chance to create a unique experience by intermixing the trails.
10.6
17.0
View from highway

10.9
17.5
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, west side of highway.
12.0
19.3
Roadside turnout picnic area
East side of highway.
12.7
20.5
Dead Horse Gulch, South Dakota
West side of highway.
13.4
21.5
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services, east side of highway.
13.7
22.0
Roadside turnout picnic area
Picnic tables, vault toilets, east side of highway.
14.0
22.5
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, east side of highway.
14.6
23.5
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, east side of highway.
15.6
25.1
Access to Lodging

15.7
25.2
Point of Information
Crossing Spearfish Creek, South Dakota.
15.7
25.3
Junction of highway #14a
North to community of Spearfish,South Dakota access to Black Hills, SD. National Forest Spearfish Canyon Recreation Area. Note Highway #14a overlaps highway #85 at this point east.
18.3
29.5
Terry Summit Road

19.3
31.0
Whitetail Road
Access to Lodging, east side of highway.
19.8
31.9
Rochford Road
Access to community of Rochford, South Dakota -15 miles. Access to Deerfield Lake, South Dakota - 27 miles, east of highway.
20.1
32.3
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, east side of highway.
20.6
33.1
Deer Mountain Road
Access to Deer Mountain, South Dakota.
21.0
33.8
Access to Lodging
East of highway.
21.4
34.5
Black Hills, SD. National Forest Sugar Loaf Trailhead
East of highway.
21.7
34.9
Nevada Gulch Road
Access to Terry Peak, South Dakota ski area.
22.7
36.5
City of Lead, South Dakota Photo Lead, SD. welcome highway sign
Welcome to Lead, SD.
23.0
37.0
City of Lead, South Dakotabusiness area
Attractions in and around Lesd, SD; Homestake Visitor's Center - George S. Mickelson Trail - Historic Homestake Opera - Black Hills Mining Museum -
24.4
39.2
Access to the community of Central City, South Dakota

25.0
40.2
Services at highway
Fuel gas, diesel, west side of highway.
25.6
41.2
Access to campground
West side of highway.
27.0
43.4
Junction of highway # 385
South to Mount Rishmore National Mounument. South to Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota - city of Custer, South Dakota. Access to Visitor Information Center, east side of highway. For highway travel south via U.S. Highway #385 See Milebymile.com US #385 - Road Map Highway Travel Guide - City of Custer, SD. to Deadwood City, SD. for driving directions.

27.0
43.5
City of Deadwood, South Dakota
Welcome to Deadwood, SD.
27.0
43.5
City of Deadwood, South Dakota
Overview of Deadwood, SD. photo taken from Boot Hills Cemetery, SD.
27.0
43.5
City of Deadwood, South Dakota
Wild Bill Hickok's gravesite at Boothill Cemetary, SD.
27.0
43.5
City of Deadwood, South Dakota
Clamity Jane's gravesite at Boot Hill Cemetery, SD.
27.0
43.5
City of Deadwood, South Dakota
Photo of a gunfighter on Main Street. Gun fights are staged throughout the day on the main part of downtown Deadwood, SD.
28.0
45.0
Days Of '76 Museum and R V Park, SD. - photo taken of part of the museum buildings
THIS IS A MUST SEE, great museum with early American artifacts, coaches, cowboy artifacts, early native costumes, antique guns. This site also boasts a R. V. campground with full hookups. Walking distance to downtown.
28.6
46.1
Junction of highway # 14a
East to the community of Stugis, South Dakota. - For highway travel east via U.S. #14a See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - US highway #14a - BLACKHILLS NATIONAL FOREST - City of Deadwood to Sturgis, for driving directions

29.6
47.6
Access to Mount Roosefeldt, South Dakota
West of highway, 2.5 miles
29.8
47.9
Access to Tatanka - Story of the Bison
East of highway. Photo taken from The Tatanka exhibit Area.
31.4
50.5
Roadside turnout with historic information sign
Preacher Smith of Deadwood Gulch.- Henry Weston Smith, was born in Ellington Connecticut, Jan 10 1828. At 23 he became a Methodist exhorter. This led to ordination in the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1862 he inlisted in the Union Army. Caring for the wounded may have turned his mind to healing, for he studied the practice of medicine & was licenced in 1867. In 1867 he joined the gold rush to the Black Hills, where he preached on the streets of Deadwood. On Sunday after service in Deadwood, he set out for Crook City to preach & along the way he was shot.
32.5
52.3
Black Hills, SD. National Forest
Northern Boundary.
35.7
57.5
Access to Airport
West of highway,
36.1
58.1
Junction of Interstate highway # 90
NOTE Highway #85 overlaps interstate highway #90 at this point west.
39.8
64.1
Exit #40Junction of Interstate highway # 90 Business route & Highway # 14
City of Spearfish, SD. south to Deadwood, SD.The Black Hills National Forest. Access to The High Plains Heritage Museum, SD. access to campgrounds
41.8
67.3
Exit # 12 - Jackson Blvd.
Access to Black Hills, SD. Passion Play Area. City of Spearfish, SD. - Services at highway, fuel gas diesel
43.9
70.7
Junction of highway # 85
Junction of highway # 85 north. NOTE Highway #85 overlap of Interstate #90 ends at this point and heads north. For highway travel north or south via Interstate highway #90- See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide I-90 - City of Sturgis to Spearfish - South Dakota / Wyoming State Line for driving directions.

44.4
71.4
View from highway

47.7
76.7
Roadside turnout
Paved no services, east side of highway.
48.8
78.5
Point of Information
Crossing Red Water River, South Dakota.
48.8
78.6
Butte County, South Dakota
Southern county line.
52.4
84.3
City of Belle - Fourche, South Dakota
Point of interest; In 1959, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey officially designed a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche as the Geographic Center of the United States.
52.5
84.5
Junction of highway #34 & highway #212
West to Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming via highway #34. NOTE, highway #212 0verlaps highway #85 north at this point.
53.4
85.9
Services at highway
Fuel, gas, diesel, both sides of highway.
54.4
87.6
Services at highway

54.5
87.7
State Street
Access to Belle Fourche, South Dakota business district
54.7
88.0
City of Belle Fourche, South Dakota
Access to Belle Fourche, SD. Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center.
54.7
88.1
Point of Interest
Crossing the Belle Fourche River, South Dakota
55.2
88.8
Junction of highway # 212w
NOTE. Overlap of highway #212 leaves highway #85 at this point & heads west.
58.7
94.5
Access to Airport
West side of highway.
66.6
107.1
Camp Cook Road
West of highway.
68.5
110.3
Old Highway #85
Access to community of Harding, South Dakota west of highway.
69.0
111.0
View from highway
Driving north.
71.0
114.2
Point of Information
Crossing Indian Creek, South Dakota.
77.2
124.2
Kinghorn Road.

79.5
128.0
Junction of highway # 168
West to communities of Castle Rock, South Dakota - Newell, South Dakota.
86.6
139.4
Point of Information
Crossing Moreau River, South Dakota.
91.6
147.4
Old Highway #79

92.6
149.0
Harding County, South Dakota
Southern county line.
93.8
151.0
Roadside turnout with historic information sign
CROW BUTTES - Crow Buttes located in Harding County, SD;at this point, was the scene of a bizzare battle between the Crow and the Sioux Indians in the summer of 1882. Sioux men ravaged a crow camp, destroying it. Crow warriors fled to the top of the buttes with the Sioux chasing them. Without water, the crow warriors died of thirst. Subsequently the nearby 'Canyon of the Skulls',to the northwest was filled with skeletons of the Sioux who died after contacting a fever from the Crows.
93.8
151.0
View from highway
Photo taken from Roadside turnout, looking at The Crow Buttes, South Dakota.
96.3
155.0
Community of Redig, South Dakota

102.5
165.0
Point of Information
Crossing The North Moreau River, South Dakota.
107.4
172.8
J B Road
East side of highway.
115.6
186.0
View from highway
Driving north
116.3
187.1
Junction of highway # 20 &Truck Weigh Station
East to communities of Reva, SD. - Prairie City, SD. - Bison, SD.
117.3
188.8
Community of Buffalo, South Dakota

117.8
189.5
Roadside turnout picnic area
Picnic tables, toilets, west side of highway
117.9
189.7
Junction of highway # 20 west

117.9
189.8
Access to Buffalo's Business Area
West of highway. Access to airport, east of highway.
118.1
190.0
Services at highway
Fuel, east side of highway.
123.8
199.3
Access to R V Park, Campground
West of highway.
123.9
199.4
Services at highway
East side of highway.
126.0
202.8
Access to South Cave Hill, SD.
West of highway
134.6
216.6
View from highway
Driving north.
143.7
231.3
Community of Ludlow, South Dakota

146.3
235.5
View from highway
Driving north.
151.3
243.5
Roadside turnout with historic information sign
West side of highway.
151.6
243.9
Roadside turnout
East side of highway.
151.6
244.0
South Dakota / North Dakota State Line
Welcome to North Dakota.
151.6
244.0
Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide -e
For continuance of United States Highway #85, north - See Milebymile.com - Road Map Highway Travel Guide - North Dakota. Highway #85 - S.Dakota/N.Dakota State Line to City of Williston, ND, for driving directions.