3. Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
This beautiful drive takes you winding through the Black Hills. At the top behind Spearfish Canyon Lodge is Little Spearfish Creek, which flows into Roughlock Falls. This is where the final scenes from “Dances with Wolves” were filmed. After seeing Roughlock Falls, we always stopped for lunch at the Latchstring Inn. Locals describe this place as a hit or a miss but we have always had great lunches there. Behind Latchstring is a hiking trail that will take you to yet another waterfall, Little Spearfish Falls leading you to a shady, misty, beautiful hike down to the bottom of the waterfall. It is not too strenuous of a walk, both of my toddlers have done it and so has my 80 year old grandfather. If you have little ones and a hiking pack, you may want to bring it along.