Published: June 12th 2012June 8th 2012
This is the shot from the parking lot. Whoa!
We spent the night at a beautiful place, Crooked Creek Resort and RV Park in Hill City, SD. Yes, Resort and RV park are in the same name. It is located beside a stream and a trail system that covers approximately 160 miles, following an old railroad bed in the area. Located on the backside of Mount Rushmore and near Crazy Horse and Custer National Park, it's a pretty little town. Drive 10 minutes south on 385/16 and you'll find Crazy Horse. The sculpture that is a never-ending project (they say it will be finished this century?). Surviving totally on donations, this project is massive and jaw-dropping. The information center is beautiful, as well.
The sculpture subject and artist each have their own very interesting story, but the mountain, alone, is worth the visit. We oooed and aahed, then returned to the casa on wheels and headed for Buffalo, WY.
Check out Crazy Horse here http://crazyhorsememorial.org/
There are more photos below