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Custer: Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

1. Custer: Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Go on a hot air balloon tour of the Black Hills and treat yourself to an experience of a lifetime. Admire the beautiful Black Hills and witness historic, wild landscapes and abundant wildlife from a hot air balloon. Soar above the southern Black Hills, and world-renowned Custer State Park with extraordinary 360-degree views of mountains, rock formations, valleys, lakes, and prairies.  Look out for wildlife such as elk, antelope, whitetail deer, buffalo, mule deer, or even a mountain lion. Fly just miles away from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind Cave National Park, and the South Dakota Badlands. Certified pilots will navigate the flight with your safety and enjoyment in mind. During your 1-hour ride, your pilot will answer any questions that you might have and identify local points of interest.  Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory champagne toast, light snacks, and a story about the origin of hot air ballooning.

Mickelson Trail: 20-Mile Private Bicycle Tour

2. Mickelson Trail: 20-Mile Private Bicycle Tour

Witness sights in the Black Hills few people have the opportunity to see on a private bicycle tour. The Mickelson Trail extends from Edgemont, South Dakota to Deadwood, South Dakota consisting of 109 miles (175 km) with 15 trailheads.  Have the flexibility to choose where to start on the trail. Cruise through the moderate 20-mile (32 km) portion as you travel through two tunnels and over a historic railroad bridge.  Bike through the breathtaking Black Hills on your choice of a mountain bike or comfort bike. Whether you are a bike enthusiast or the average traveler, the trail is easily manageable for the entire family.

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Mike was awesome. He made us laugh multiple times. Highly recommend if you are thinking about doing this. Definitely worth the money and experience! My husband was super nervous but at the end he wanted to stay up longer! 10/10

This was on my bucket list!! I am not a liver of heights, but Damian and his whole crew made my first ballooning a wonderful experience!! Gentle, smoothe, beautiful, perfect!!

Very professional, made everyone very comfortable and answered any and all questions....usally with humor.Good experience.

Great pilots and crew. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.