The beautiful, lush Black Hills of western South Dakota boasts more than 600 miles of trails for off-road vehicles with landscapes that include everything from grassy plains to heavily wooded trails and challenging rock climbing sections. Many of the trails are connected by 500 miles of “Roads Open to All Vehicles,” which together offer abundant opportunities for outings of various degrees of difficulty and lengths, including loop route options. There are 13,000 acres of wilderness, 11 reservoirs and 1,300 miles of streams to explore, along with the occasional old mining site. Campgrounds are in abundance as well, with over 30 in the forest offering easy access to the trails, and a variety of other activities like swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife watching. Some of the animals that call the area home include elk, buffalo, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, wild burro, whitetail and mule deer.