Iron Mountain Road is a scenic byway located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This legendary stretch of road takes travelers deep into the wilderness of the Black Hills to a unique place where geological, cultural, and natural history converge.
This breathtaking nine–mile stretch has been providing visitors with unforgettable experiences since the 1930s. Iron Mountain Road’s ominous name was given due to its steep grade and rocky inclines which make it difficult and dangerous to traverse. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Dakota, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world.
Along this spectacular journey, travelers can find the popular pigtail bridges, which have become an iconic symbol of the Black Hills. These bridges twist and turn as if spinning a cotton thread, making for a thrilling drive.
Additionally, travelers have the opportunity to see many of the famous sights and attractions, such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore’s Grand View Terrace, and the 1880 Train. As travelers make their way down Iron Mountain Road, they will witness some of the most beautiful sites in the Black Hills.