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Our mission is to bring together ATV and UTV enthusiasts to enjoy, promote and protect responsible ATV/UTV recreation and use.

Black Hills Trail System Information

Making a trip to the Black Hills for some ATV/UTV recreation? Make sure you are well versed on the trail system. If you are unfamiliar with the system and would like to visit with riders from the area, please feel free to post a comment on the site and a member will respond. Below are some links that provide valuable information on the changes and restrictions associated with the new trail system.

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Important FAQs!

Color maps available here.

Temporary Road Permit Info


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PO Box 9683, Rapid City, SD 57709


Latest Activity

2016 Member
T posted a blog post

Full size trucks destroying 62 inch trails

I have been out in the hills riding since Thursday. I am so frustrated with the incredible number of full size pickup trucks  I HAVE PERSONALLY OBSERVED in the last 24 hours running on our 62 inch only trails.  I finally got mad enough that I stopped one of the drivers and asked if he was aware he was parked a mile up 62 inch trail.  "No, I had no idea" he said.  I mentioned he drove past at least 2 four numbered signs to get where he of them was:…See More
Oct 15

2014 Member
Steve Johnson posted a status
"Welcome Robyn to the SDAUA, from all the members of Let's Ride ATV/UTV Hill City Club."
Oct 11
Robyn VanDerSys is now a member of
Oct 9
Dave Hague commented on Scott Wittrock's event Volunteer Work Day at Rail Road Buttes
"All, Saturdays project day at Rail Road Buttes is still on for 9am tailgate safety brief and start time, we are however shifting gears slightly, we will be installing the parking blocks instead of the fence...the supplier has not replaced the ones…"
Oct 5
Mick Tyrrell posted a video

2016 Black Hills ATV Trip

Ride from Sugar Shack through Nemo, then up to Galena area 2016. Music by Def Leppard, God smack, and Social distortion.
Oct 3
Tim Leinart posted a status
"More bad news from Nebraska. Headworks Park has closed indefinitely. It was are states' largest area for riding. Sad day again..."
Sep 30

2016 Member
Scott Wittrock updated an event

Volunteer Work Day at Rail Road Buttes at Rail Road Buttes

October 8, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Off Road Riders and the NE National Forest will be working to install some fence near the staging area.  The more help, the quicker this is completed and the quicker you could get to riding for a few hours.  Start time will be 9am with a safety briefing.Contact Dave Hague for more information: blackhillstrailvolunteers@gmail.comSee More
Sep 30

2016 Member
Scott Wittrock posted events
Sep 26


Rochford area trails 5 Replies

Started by Karla Germann in Where to Ride. Last reply by T Jul 26.

Polaris General 5 Replies

Started by John Schander in General Discussion. Last reply by T Aug 6.

Nemo Rally

Started by John Schander in General Discussion Jun 21.

Blog Posts

Full size trucks destroying 62 inch trails

Posted by T on October 15, 2016 at 4:03pm

hill city visit Aug- Sep 2016

Posted by Skip Lash on August 5, 2016 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment


Posted by Steve Johnson on July 29, 2016 at 9:35am


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SDAUA Officers and Directors


President - Scott Wittrock, Sioux Falls, SD

Vice President West - Open

Vice President East - Melvin Fish, Yankton, SD

Secretary - Open

Treasurer - Michael Amick, Lead, SD


District 1 - Phyllis Parkhurst, Keystone, SD

District 2 - Steve Johnson, Hill City, SD

District 3 - Butch Oien, Lead, SD

District 4 - Open

District 5 - Open

District 6 - Danny Hjelm, Wagner, SD

District 7 - Melvin Fish, Yankton, SD

District 8 - Scott Paulson, Madison, SD

District 9 - Bob Skadsen, Sioux Falls, SD

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