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MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA

Mount Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands: An Active Discovery

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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover the wildly diverse landscapes in the Black Hills of South Dakota while hiking, biking, riding horseback and kayaking through this unbelievably unique and pristine wilderness. Home to Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills offers beauty, solitude and a plethora of activities for those with an adventuresome spirit. Let the great outdoors become your classroom as local experts reveal the wonders of this exquisite island in the plains.



Highlights

• Hike amongst ethereal buttes and peaks in Badlands National Park and walk through towering pine trees in the shadow of Mount Rushmore.
• Learn about native history and culture by visiting Crazy Horse Memorial.
• Discover Custer State Park, the second largest State Park in the nation, on foot, on horseback and in the seat of a kayak.


Activity Notes

Hikes of 1-4 miles over uneven and rocky terrain. Optional horseback riding and kayaking, included in the program, are appropriate for beginners. Elevations of 3,500 to more than 5,000 feet.

Date Notes
5/31/2016
Special Event: This program date includes the annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch. This is an AVA sponsored 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States and is the only time each year the public may hike to the mountain carving. 6/1/2016
Special Event: This program date includes the annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch. This is an AVA sponsored 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States and is the only time each year the public may hike to the mountain carving.

Coordinated by Black Hills Educational Institute.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.6
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