• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Canyon Trail

1.8 Miles

The trail begins on the east side of Hwy 385 one mile north of the southern access road to the Visitor Center. This easily walked trail follows Wind Cave Canyon to the park boundary fence. Wind Cave Canyon is one of the best places in the park for bird watching. Limestone cliffs provide good nesting areas for cliff swallows and great horned owls. Standing dead trees serve as homes for red-headed and Lewis woodpeckers.

 
Wind Cave Canyon Trail Map
Wind Cave Canyon Trail Map.
NPS Map

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