Fort Meade Back Country Byway

EASY 2 reviews

Fort Meade Back Country Byway is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sturgis, South Dakota that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

scenic driving

views

scenic driving
Monday, March 31, 2014

nature trips
Friday, March 28, 2014

Nice drive. All dirt road but smooth. Any type of vehicle should be able to handle this road most of the year. The land is BLM land. Archery hunting is allowed with the appropriate licenses. The are plenty of pull off spots to stop and enjoy short walks or view wildlife. I have seen turkey and deer. There is a seasonal horse camp here that is a US Fee area. There are historical markers along the route. Fort Meade was used throughout the 1800s and into the 1900s a exploration camp, Cavalry headquarters for the war with the Native Americans, and training the US Military in the early 1900s. Today it is the sight of our area's VA Healthcare system to care for our American Veterans. Collecting of artifacts is not allowed.