B, L, D
Today, eat a big breakfast because we have a big and exciting day ahead of us!
We’ll first transfer by van to Rochford where our continuing ride up and down the Mickelson Trail begins. You'll pass by the Mystic Trailhead as you make your way on to Hill City, the second oldest town in the Black Hills.
Near here, we’ll do lunch and perhaps even a bit of swimming.
We’ll then check into our accommodation for the next 3 nights, the Sylvan Lake Lodge, before we depart for a scenic tour of the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road.
Dinner tonight is in the historic town of Keystone, after which we’ll explore Mount Rushmore as the sun sets!
About the Sylvan Lake Lodge
Rich in history and natural beauty, Sylvan Lake Lodge holds the designation of Custer State Park's "crown jewel".
This property features beautifully renovated lodge rooms and cabins, a lounge, a restaurant and an outdoor veranda which offers breathtaking views. The location of Sylvan Lake Lodge can't be beat, thanks to the design inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
When the original lakeshore resort burned down in 1935, Wright suggested the current location amidst a forest of pine and spruce trees. The recently renovated Sylvan Lake Dining Room features the best in steaks, seafood, and chef's specialties.