Northern Hills & Deadwood Tour by ABS Travel Group

  • Rapid City
  • Excursions
  • 4 Hours
from  £80pp
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Introduction

Scientists tell us that Spearfish Canyon was formed 30 to 60 million years ago. Originally, a great sea covered this area. When the waters started to subside, the canyon was carved out by water eroding away the softer rock. The land was also pushed up from underneath by volcanic action. After many years, the water carved out the channel we have come to call “Spearfish Canyon”. Spearfish Canyon is full of Ponderosa and Spruce Pine trees, giving it a “full of life” feeling no matter what time of year you visit. The pine trees are adept at finding any little crevice or crack and putting down roots. Some of them look as if they are growing right out of the rocks themselves! Imagine an entire city on the National Historic Register. What you’ll see in Deadwood today is a careful, accurate restoration of a historically significant city. Deadwood’s extensive Victorian architecture is unique to the West. While the gold rush of 1876 brought the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, it also provided the wealth to construct a thriving commercial center in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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