Alternate Routes for Highway 385

As extensive construction transforms segments of U.S. Highway 385 in the Black Hills, affecting certain travel paths, our dedication remains unwavering to ensure your journey continues smoothly. Despite ongoing developments in specific areas, numerous segments of the highway remain open, granting convenient entry to outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking, and climbing.

For comprehensive details regarding accessible routes and assistance in scheduling your visit to coincide with these improvements, we encourage you to explore the U.S. Highway 385 Construction website. Be assured, your exploration of the Black Hills promises to be just as rewarding and dynamic as always.

Interstate 90

Scenic routes to the Northern Black Hills will be impacted by the construction along US Highway 385. However, Interstate 90 offers a quicker trip, allowing more time at your destination. Head west on I-90 to see notable attractions such as Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, Sturgis & Devils Tower. Eastbound you will find the Badlands, Wall Drug & Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Highway 16

Explore hidden gems southwest of Rapid City by taking Highway 16. On this route, you will find Hill City, Keystone, Custer State Park West Entrance, Needles Highway North Entrance, Mount Rushmore, Sylvan Lake & Pactola Reservoir.

Highway 79

Head south on Highway 79 to discover scenic routes and remote locations. On this route, you will find Custer State Park East Entrance, Angostura Reservoir, Needles Highway South Entrance & Hot Springs.

Detour Route Map

Here’s your friendly guide for the best route around official and suggested detours put together by the Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association.

Construction Updates

Follow the most recent updates and detailed information on accessible routes from South Dakota Department of Travel.