Photographer's Note

Roughlock Falls

Spearfish Canyon
The Black Hills
South Dakota

Custer State Park in the South and Spearfish Canyon in the North are my two favorite areas in the Black Hills for natural beauty.

The workshop image is just to give more of an impression of this beautiful canyon area.

As you are driving down Spearfish Canyon stop at the Latchstring Inn.
Roughlock Falls is accessed by road or trail to the West and Spearfish Falls by a short trail to the East.

I didn't know of the road to Roughlock and about wiped out my two little girls with walking to both falls.

This area was used for the final scenes of the film "Dances with Wolves"

Roughlock Falls is on a tributary canyon. The name comes from a wagon road that once ran up the canyon. Wagoneers coming down the steep grade by the falls used to "rough lock" their wheels - lash them in place and skid the wagons down the slope.

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Additional Photos by John McLaird (jmcl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
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