COVID Camping

While it's disappointing that some of the old standby activities in Deadwood have been cancelled (Wild Bill Days, PBR Rodeo, Shrine Circus) you might want to consider taking on a new adventure while in the Black Hills.  The Mickelson Trail has a trailhead in Lead and two outside of Deadwood.   My dogs' personal favorite is to drive up to Lead, follow the signs to the trailhead, park at the little pavillion and take a walk.  Much of this is shady and flat, as the trail used to be a railroad bed, now graveled.  About half way along on the right is Chipmunk Springs.  It's a short walk up to see it, but back in the day, before the trail was there, my high school PE teacher would allow us to run out and back (there may have been some goofing off along the way).  But it is beautiful and quiet and truly authentic Black Hills.  Hope you find your way out!


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