Outdoor Recreation


Backcountry aficionados with a taste for muddy trails, powderhounds dreaming of your own perfect snow,  weekend warriors looking to make the most of that well deserved break: we have what you are looking for. Lead is an outdoors enthusiast’s dream – come and play to your heart’s content!

Just minutes away from downtown, you will find prime golfing with the stunning Black Hills as a backdrop, hiking on hundreds of hiking trails, fishing in Spearfish Canyon and other small streams, great trails to explore on your ATV, the Mickelson Trail – a local favorite for biking and running, as well as many great spots for camping, rock climbing, and hunting.  Every winter, our playground turns into a snow-smothered paradise. With over 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, as well as two great ski areas right at our front doors, we can really boast four seasons worth of some of the best outdoors fun. Best part of it all? We don’t mind sharing!

 

ASSOCIATION
Northern Hills Recreation Association, (605) 584-3326

ATV & SNOWMOBILE RENTAL
Mad Mountain Adventures Snowmobile, (605) 578-1878
Recreational Springs Resort, (605) 584-1228

BIKE RENTAL
Explore Fitness & Adventures
Axbow

CAMPING
(see all the available lodging here)
Fish ‘N Fry Campground, (605) 578-2150
Hidden Valley Campground, (605) 578-1342
Mystic Hills Hideaway, (605) 584-4713
Recreational Springs Resort, (605) 584-1228
Whitetail Creek Resort, (605) 584-9085

FITNESS & HEALTH
Explore Fitness & Adventures

Handley Center, (605) 584-1113

GOLFING
Lead Country Club, (605) 584-1852
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, (605) 584-3110 – Hole in One!

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Terry Peak Ski Area, (605) 584-2165

TOURS
Visit Lead – Trolley Tours of Lead – call for more information (605) 584-3110

TRAILS
Mickelson Trail and Black Hills Trails Office, (605) 584-3896

WILDLIFE VIEWING
Bear Country USA, (605) 343-2290