Open Seasonally
Needles Highway closes to vehicles with the first snow of the season and does not reopen until April 1, or later depending on conditions

Deemed “impossible” to construct by its critics, Needles Highway (SD Hwy 87)—a National Scenic Byway—was completed in 1922. The road lies within the 71,000 acre Custer State Park, just 30 miles south of Rapid City, and is an impressive 14 mile stretch that includes sharp turns, narrow tunnels, granite spires and world class views.

Needles Highway is one of three scenic routes along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.