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Mount Coolidge

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The views from a distance that 6,023 ft Mt. Coolidge offers of the surrounding attractions (Mount... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
adventurer1234
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Cincinnati
Grand Views!

If you are traveling to the south it is easy to miss the road up to the top. The road up is narrow... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
StevenP3559
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

The views from a distance that 6,023 ft Mt. Coolidge offers of the surrounding attractions (Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, The Needles, Badlands) were great to see from one place. Bring your quarters with you because the Mt. Coolidge Lookout Tower has binoculars that users quarters...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you are traveling to the south it is easy to miss the road up to the top. The road up is narrow and winds up the hill but it is certainly nothing to fear. The views from the top are expansive and include many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevenP3559
Reviewed 6 September 2018

as a view point, and one you can drive all the way to, this is up there (pun intended). At over 6000 feet you are up there with the gods. You can see it all, Crazy horse, Mt Rushmore, and even Badlands.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank merlin a
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Took the switchback road up to Mount Coolidge and the lookout tower. Fantastic views. A must do if you are in the park. Just make sure on thunder showers are in the forcast.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Great view of the Black Hills! We really enjoyed the drive up. It is a dirt road but very well maintained. If you see the sign take the drive. You will not regret it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sara M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We noticed not many people turning off but we decided to do it anyways. The road is gravel and quite steep so just take it slow and enjoy it. It will be worth it once you get to the top - it says 1 mile...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TinaLouise_13
Reviewed 12 August 2018

You could easily miss the road to Mount Coolidge Lookout. Even if you find it, you will ask yourself, "is this the right way?" As you are going up, you will undoubtedly question yourself about what on earth you are going to do if a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CastilloNE1974
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

At first you wonder if you are supposed to be on this road!! It is gravel, narrow and lots of twists and turns!!! Be aware you will meet someone coming down! This possibly was the BEST view of everything!! In one soot you can see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GoFish2014
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Make sure you take this drive the views are breathtaking. Your trip to South Dakota has some of the most wonderful places to drive just to see the sights.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 July 2018

ther are so many roads to travel and this road will help you to see apart of the Black Hills two good spots to park walk hike have a picnic lunch wind always from the east in summer if going north take the upper parking...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank praariedog
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