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Sturgis, South Dakota: Bear Butte

After riding your motorcycle all the way to Sturgis, you may want to rest your butt like this mountainous mythical bear.

Hwy 79, Sturgis, SD
From town, drive east on Hwy 34 for three miles, then turn left (north) onto Hwy 79 for 2.5 miles. You'll see Bear Butte straight ahead; the map point marks a small pull-off where you can snap a picture.
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Bear Butte is one of the best hikes around!

[Miranda, 07/25/2021]
Bear Butte

You are looking at it from the wrong side. Go west and look back at Bear Butte. You see a round butt with a crack up the middle.

[Sandra, 06/03/2021]

Bear Butte.

Bear Butte

Sleeping Bear Butte, very spiritual!

[Sam, 07/01/2016]

Bear Butte.

Bear Butte

Just outside of Sturgis is Bear Butte State Park. If you look at the mountain it looks like a bear laying down.

[Tade, 10/30/2008]

We see it: the mound on the right is the head, the one in the center is the shoulders, and the big one on the left is the sleeping bear's butt of Bear Butte.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Buffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle MotorBuffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle Motor, Sturgis, SD - 2 mi.
Muffler Man With Beer MugMuffler Man With Beer Mug, Vale, SD - 4 mi.
Flaming Biker with ChainsawFlaming Biker with Chainsaw, Vale, SD - 4 mi.
In the region:
National Presidential Wax Museum, Keystone, SD - 39 mi.

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