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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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Latest Activity

2014 Member
Steve Johnson posted a status
"looks really cool now that night has fallen, you can see flames on top of the Mt........................ unless of coarse you live near by."
Apr 23
Dean Bottorff posted a photo


Mt. St. Hill City erupted on April 23, 2016 causing panic among the guests at Pine Rest Cabins.
Apr 23
Tim Mesecher posted a blog post

Chainsaws for down trees

Hello all.  Out Illinois crew is heading back up to Nemo area middle of May.  When we were up there in september riding between Merritt and Rochford there were some trails with a lot of trees down.  Is it allowed to carry a chainsaw and cut trees out of the trails as needed on the USFS trails?  Thought that might be an issue on the seasonal trails since they will just be opening the weekend we get there.We had a great time up there last year and looking forward to the return trip.   Was pretty…See More
Apr 23

2016 Member
MICHAEL D. AMICK commented on Jeri & Bob's event Black Hills ATV/UTV
"Chasing mountain lion that ate another cat last night."
Apr 22

2014 Member
Steve Johnson posted a status
"Ed, saw you at the BHNFABM; standing room only so I didn't make it to the good stuff can you give us a synopsis of the ATV/UTV stuff."
Apr 21
Jim & Bonnie is now a member of
Apr 21

2014 Member
Jeri & Bob posted an event

Black Hills ATV/UTV at Deadwood Station

April 22, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Meet with friends and visit about rides.  Deadwood Station is location at the "Y" as you come into Deadwood from Spearfish or Sturgis.  They serve pizza, wings and sandwiches.See More
Apr 19
Dean Bottorff commented on Jill reinart's status
"If the ATV/UTV has a license you can. Unfortunately not many states license ATVs or UTVs.  South Dakota does, so if you have South Dakota plates, you can. Most of our neighboring states don't license these machines, so machines registered…"
Apr 19


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Blog Posts

Chainsaws for down trees

Posted by Tim Mesecher on April 23, 2016 at 8:01am — 2 Comments

Up coming South Dakota Trip

Posted by Stephen Cassar on March 26, 2016 at 7:51am — 9 Comments

GFP'S Trail idea's??

Posted by Ed Goss on March 21, 2016 at 9:35am — 1 Comment


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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 - Linda Skadsen, Sioux Falls, SD

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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