The most scenic route through Custer State Park is the Needles Highway. It was closed this winter, a gate across the road at Sylvan Lake. Jayne and I were elated to see that the gate was open, as we had hoped, Sunday. The sun was out; a gorgeous day!
This is Cathedral Spires, one of many areas in the park with a hiking trail. This trail is strenuous, not something I plan to take on anytime soon!
The Needles Highway curves and winds through 14 miles of magnificent rock formations called 'needles.' One of the most prominent rock formations on the Highway is the Needle's Eye, reaching 30 to 40 feet in the air with a 3 foot wide slit.