United States·September 30 - October 2 2023

Mickelson Trail 3-day Self-Guided Tour

Ride the beautiful Mickelson Trail from End to End in 3 days



Ride 3 days on this beautiful rail-to-trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This 109 mile trail is one of the nation’s most scenic, historic and memorable cycling adventures. The converted “Rail to Trail” once provided the booming “Wild West” mining community of Deadwood with a means to transport ore, supplies and people along its rugged path. As you cycle this well maintained, but challenging trail, you will discover unrivaled natural beauty, geologic wonders and an abundance of wildlife in combination with historic ghost towns, train trestles, bridges and tunnels, reminders of a bygone era. This is 3 day end to end tour on the Mickelson Trail and considered solidly intermediate due to long continuous grades and higher elevations. You will spend 2 nights on the trail in both historic hotels and other lodging right on the trail. All lodging is first class with beautiful views and breakfast available at some destinations. You can also purchase a hotel in Deadwood the night before and/or after the ride as well in our "extra' section. Your tour starts in Deadwood, SD and includes 3 days of riding, 2 lodging nights, breakfast is included in some locations, shuttle from end of trail back to your car, tour map, Ride with GPS, luggage shuttle, luggage tags and Mickelson themed T-shirt. Your tour will end in Edgemont, SD where you will be shuttled back to Deadwood to pick up your car. If you have arrived by airplane then we will shuttle you to Rapid City for departure for additional cost. Ride from Deadwood to Hill City day 1, Hill City to Custer day 2 and Custer to Edgemont day 3 where you will meet a shuttle back to Deadwood. Your luggage will be shuttled to each location.


3 day Tour Schedule



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Day 1

Ride to Hill City 47 miles - Tallest point of the tour with many bridges and tunnels. This is probably the most beautiful day on the trail

If you need a night in Deadwood the day before your tour, please purchase the “extra” hotel night before the tour or call/email our office 314-656-6229 to set up this hotel night.  Visit the many historic "Old West" buildings in town and their many casinos.

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Day 2

Monument day - Ride 18 miles to see Crazy Horse Monument (can add Mt. Rushmore 20 miles) and end in Custer

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Day 3

Custer to Edgemont - 44 miles then shuttle back to Hill City - today’s route through descends peacefully through the forests and meadows.   You will be picked up at 3pm in Edgemont to shuttle back to your car in Deadwood.  If you want a hotel this night you will need to purchase this extra Hotel Night after your tour.


1 queen room - 2 people


2 Beds in room - 2 people


1 queen room - 1 person


Add Ons

Hotel Night before tour in Deadwood


Hybrid Bike Rental


E-bike Rental


Hotel Night after tour in Deadwood


Hotel Night after tour in Rapid City by Airport


Mickelson Trail 3-day Self-Guided Tour

United States· September 30 - October 2 2023· 2 nights