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Visiting the Black Hills and Need A Plan?
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We Support This Park!

At We’re in the Rockies, we believe in preservation and donate a portion of the proceeds of your purchase to Mt Rushmore and Custer State Park to ensure access and enjoyment for future generations.

Our Travel Guides

A Flexible Itinerary

We provide detailed itineraries for 4 days, with additional suggestions for up to 7 days. You can re-order days as needed to fit your plans.

Make Your Trip Monumental

Our guide takes you to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and 5 more national park sights.

A Step-By-Step Game Plan.

You can’t fail with our easy to follow instructions including destinations, arrival times and over 50 images and maps to keep you on course.

Let's Go For A Drive

Don’t miss the best scenic drives of the Black Hills. Added bonus: listen to our audio guide you drive!

Walk Through The Old West

Visit the gold rush town of Deadwood to gamble, see shootouts, and learn about Wild Bill.

Your Ace In The Hole

Our guide eliminates months of planning and costs a fraction of what a tour costs.

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“Your itinerary was amazing! The directions and suggestions helped us stay organized and see all the attractions in the most efficient way. We saw Mt. Rushmore, animals at Custer State Park, and got to explore the Wind Caves. We were hooked on the audio guide (including our kids) and loved our drives through the park. Thanks for an incredible experience!"
-Reed Family
Passionate Adventurer

Our itinerary also includes an AUDIO TOUR!

Discover the Black Hills

Over 3 hours of captivating stories, integrated with the itineraries, to double your enjoyment of your drives through the Black Hills, told by Matt, a history professor.

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Black Hills & Mt. Rushmore Package - $49

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Audio Guide

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If you travel using our guides and don’t love them so much that you would tell your best friend about us, we’ll give you your money back. Read more.

Visiting Yellowstone or Grand Teton as well?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The Black Hills area is filled with so many tourist attractions that we included 3 bonus days of activities in addition to the 4 days of seeing the main sights. 

The itinerary and audio guide are available immediately upon purchase, right on this webpage. You will also receive an email within 30 minutes with download links in case you need to revisit the links and download the items later. If you don’t receive your email, check your junk mail folder. If it’s not there, contact mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com and we’ll be in touch with you within 1 business day.

Our guide is compatible with Apple and Android, but the download process is slightly different. Detailed instructions for Apple and Android are included with purchase.

Reach out to us at mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com. We’ll reach out to you within 1 business day

Anyone who wants to get a good overall feel of Yellowstone and see the most famous sights.  Yellowstone is very accessible so even those with physical disabilities will be able to enjoy the park. Our itinerary describes the mileage and terrain of each stop.

  • You will need to save the .mp3 files to your phone or tablet.  When you purchase the guide, it will come with instructions showing you how to save the files to your device.
  • You will need a way to listen to them while driving, such as:
    • bluetooth connection
    • cable connection
    • earbuds or wireless ear pods

Yes but with limitations.  Windcaves, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands, Deadwood, and Devil’s Tour are all open during the winter. You will experience less crowds but some of the tourist attractions will be closed or have limited hours.

Yes!! Although we update our guides as needed, the concepts how to view each park are meant to be timeless. We encourage you to purchase the guide as soon as you know you will be traveling. It will help you determine which areas to stay and how many days to obtain lodging. As you approach leaving for your trip, you are welcome to email us to see if there is a more current version of the guide and we would be happy to send a link for a download, free of charge.

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  1. Hello Matt and Cheryl:
    My husband and I purchased and used your guide in our recent travels in the Black Hills. It was fantastically helpful, and worth every penny of the $49 cost. Thank you! We will travel again with We’re in the Rockies. Thank you once again and may God bless you and your family.
    Robin Affonso and Rich Affonso

  2. We loved using this guide and the information we got from the YouTube videos! We were able to see more than what we would have without the tips and tricks that were provided in the guide! We had a blast…Thank You!

  3. HI MATT & CHERYL:

    After recently retiring I’ve been planning visits to our National Parks. I found your recommendations for the Black Hills and Custer State Park to be invaluable! I utilized your recommendations of restaurants and things to do. The restaurant recommends were FANTASTIC, not one disappointed. My sister and I had lunch at the Purple Pie Place and got a slice of pie to go which we ate at Sylvan Lake waiting out the rain. Dakota Chicken …OMG so good! And finally we did stop in at Pounding Fathers and had a great steak.

    We drove through all the tunnels and the Wildlife Loop. We did encounter the burros, and prairie dogs. Cheryl recommended taking the bus at Crazy Horse Memorial which our guide was Lakota Indian which we appreciated the historical backstory of Crazy Horse from his perspective.

    So I wanted to send you a BIG THANK YOU for all you do and it’s much appreciated!

    My next trip is Grand Canyon in September, hiking both North and South Rims. I’ve purchased your trip guide and with the recent experience I’m confident that the Grand Canyon trip will be a success!

    All the best
    Laura Senese

  4. What would we have done without this guide?! In the Fall of 2021, four of us embarked on our Yellowstone/Rushmore/Black Hills driving vacation. None of us had been to Rushmore and, thanks to Matt, we discovered hidden surprises and facts that added texture and serendipity to our travels. Highly recommend bringing Matt on vacation with you!

  5. Terrific information that made our Black Hills visit one of the best of our western trip last year. We spent five nights of our three week venture west, our first time to SD, and realized after the trip that this area deserves a trip dedicated just to itself.

Black Hills Package

(10 customer reviews)

$49.00

This itinerary works whether you’re visiting for two days or seven days! It provides four detailed days of activities to see the BEST of the Black Hills. For those who have extra time, it provides ideas for 3 additional days, depending on your interests.

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10 reviews for Black Hills Package

  1. Duncan Mackey (verified owner)

    We found the itineraries very helpful and informative. We took your advice about staying in Custer. We spent time taking the scenic trips around Custer State Park and Wind Cave. Enjoyed the Nettles Highway and the Iron Mountain Highway. Took the train ride from Hill City and found it enjoyable and well narrated. Rushmore was not crowded and enjoyable. We didn’t like the Wind Cave scenic drive on the dirt roads. The ranger said the roads were fine but they were not well maintained especially the route five. The Badlands were great with all the pullouts. Unfortunately we saw Deadwood on a rainy day. We stopped at the Devil’s Tower on the way to Yellowstone. Your itinerary mentioned about getting there early. That was so true. We arrived about 10:30am and were able to get a parking spot. This was before Memorial Day. We took the itineraries and altered them to include items we wanted to see in our order. One note, be sure to buy a bag of carrots before seeing the begging burros.

  2. Don & Mileth (verified owner)

    Excellent guide! We just came back from the Black Hills. We followed your itinerary. We went there to see Mt. Rushmore but fell inlove with the Black Hills. We love the little towns. Thank you so much!

  3. Jess Phillips (verified owner)

    We loved this guide of the Black Hills. It took all of the guess work out of our vacation and made our vacation more relaxing. I really liked the audio guides. They really made the historical sites come to life. I will definitely use the other guides for our next trip west.

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