Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywaySouth Dakota

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  • Pigtail Bridge Underpass

    The Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway passes under the arch of this wooden bridge before looping around to cross it.

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  • The Model and the Mountain

    The colossal Crazy Horse mountain carving, seen nearly one mile in the distance, will look like Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski's 1/34th scale model when completed. Crazy Horse will be the world's largest sculpture, 641 feet long by 563 feet high.

  • Ice Fishing At Horsethief Lake

    A solitary ice fisherman and a shaded provides a context for the snow-covered ridge near Horsethief Lake.

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  • Cyclists Near Mt. Rushmore

    Washington's profile overlooks this group of cyclists as they climb the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

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  • Harney Peak

    Flat-topped Harney Peak rises in the background of winter pines and a split-rail fence.

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  • Peter Norbeck Landscape

    Rising hundreds of feet above the road, the rock faces and conifer forest surrounding the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway form an inspiring landscape.

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  • Horsethief Lake

    These two anglers pause to appreciate the serene beauty of Horsethief Lake.

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  • Motorcyclists along the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

    Two motorcyclists lean into one of the many twists and turns along the mountain roads of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

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  • Solitary Needle

    This solitary rock formation on the Needles Highway resembles a needle thrusting up from the earth.

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  • Winter View From Breezy Point

    The shaded vertical rock faces rise parallel with the weathered post on the right in this winter view from Breezy Point.

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  • Winter Landscape

    The orderly layering of tracked road, serene forest, towering mountain, and ice-blue sky creates a serene winter landscape along the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

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  • Two Faces at Mount Rushmore National Monument

    The giant busts of Washington and Jefferson gaze out serenely from their granite mountainside.

  • Tunnel on Hwy. 87 in South Dakota

    Framed by the thick evergreens of the Black Hills, Hwy. 87 follows a cliff face and even cuts through the mountain in places.

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  • Black Hills Playhouse

    Tourists gather around the Black Hills Playhouse near the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

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