Once again Spearfish Chamber is recognized in print! The Lonely Planet Guide Book for the USA highlighted the Black Hills & Badlands, including Spearfish! Receiving rave reviews were “The helpful Chamber of Commerce”, The ‘76 Trail in “gorgeous Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway”, High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish Canyon Lodge and The Bay Leaf Café!
In August 2009, Spearfish Canyon was named by Forbes Traveler Magazine as one of the 15 best places to see Fall foliage!
National Geographic Adventure Magazine has named Spearfish to its “America’s Best Adventure Towns.” The Black Hills city was among 100 towns to receive that honor. “Spearfish is buffered by three mountain peaks and sits at the mouth of a 20-mile long canyon renowned for fly-fishing. The 1.2 million acre Black Hills National Forest lies just south of the city and is crisscrossed with 450 miles of hiking paths and hundreds of miles of primitive tracks for off-roading,” the editors wrote. The Spearfish Canyon Lodge got a mention as well.