Rapid City

Private - JEEP Badlands Backcountry (Sheep Mtn/Sage Creek/Scenic)

Badge of ExcellenceRapid City, USA
Kids Tour Free Spring Break 2020
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take in fantastic views of Custer Park and increase your chances of getting perfect wildlife and nature shots by taking a tour in a convertible-top safari van. Take in the views from a fire lookout, and spend time driving around in search of wildlife. You'll also stop at scenic Stockade Lake for an included picnic lunch and visit the scenic Sylvan Lake during your tour.
  • Tour Custer Park in a heated convertible-top safari van
  • A picnic lunch is included in the price fo the tour
  • Drinks and snacks will be served
  • Private tour for your party of up to 10 people

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 6 guests per Jeep.
  • Gratuities Not Included

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 11/7/2022 - 11/3/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Sheep Mountain Table Road

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Scenic

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sage Creek Wilderness Area

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roberts Prairie Dog Town

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pinnacles Overlook

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Yellow Mounds Overlook

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Fossil Exhibit Trail

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ben Reifel Visitor Center

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Wall Drug

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Patricia_S
Jeff was the best tour guide , he is so friendly knowledgeable and accommodating of all of his guests ! Had a great experience and would definitely recommend to others !

Reviews

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Snafus
Deb_B, Aug 2022
Snafus-we expected an open air jeep but were picked up by a van, disappointing. I thought I booked a "public" tour, but then noticed that I was charged for the private tour. Seemed there was confusion by the local company regarding drivers.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Deb - I'm sorry for the confusion but happy you enjoyed our tour with Mike. There was "confusion by the local company" . . . you're right. As you saw in the reservation confirmation order I texted you . . . your information was different from what Open-Top received. Yours said "Public Jeep" and ours said "Private Van". The good news is it worked out and you enjoyed your tour. And yes, we had to switch drivers at the last minute as two of our guides reported in ill and felt it would be safer not to guide that day. FYI - For our future guests. Some third-party reservations have been problematic this season. Please contact Open-Top within 72 hours of tour departure to confirm and coordinate with us. Thanks - Rich
An Awesome Day!
Roger_D, Jul 2022
My wife and I had an awesome day! The weather had been threatening right up to departure, but then it cleared-out and ended up being a beautiful day. And wow did we see the bison! Hundreds and hundreds all around us. Then we were off to other sites on the list. Everything was well planned by the tour and our guide was great. She knew a lot about every stop and we had great conversation. It was relaxing and rewarding. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. If you have any questions, call the tour company before making the reservation and they will fill in all the blanks with good detail.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Howdy Roger - Thank you for your very kind review. I'm happy you enjoyed your day with Arika. She is new with us this year but has done a wonderful job providing our Jeep Bison Safari Tours. During the off season Arika is an English teacher and drama coach. I'll make sure to let her now you had a good time. Be Well - Rich
Amazing!!
Amanda_H, Jul 2022
Mike was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell he loves what he does. We saw a herd of bison and loved driving Kneedles Highway. This far exceed our expectations
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Amanda - Thank you for taking time for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your Jeep Bison Safari with Mike. You're correct . . . he does love the Black Hills and enjoys showing them off. Thanks again. Be Well - Rich
FROM Michigan Pat & Norma
Patricia_S, Jun 2022
Jeff was the best tour guide , he is so friendly knowledgeable and accommodating of all of his guests ! Had a great experience and would definitely recommend to others !
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Patricia - Thank you for taking time to review your tour. Jeff is our lead guide and we are very thankful he joined our team. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour with him. I hope you will have a chance to return and see more of the Hills (lots more to see :o) Be Well - Rich
Excellent way to see all...
Susan_C, Jun 2022
Excellent way to see all the natural features and animals in the park. We saw so many bison with their babies, proghorns, donkeys and prairie dogs. Our tour guide was fantastic- knowledgeable, great humor and so helpful in making this tour memorable! The vistas he took us to were breathtaking. We would recommend the Open Jerp Bison Safari to everyone visiting the South Dakota Black Hills!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Howdy Susan - I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour of Custer Park. Its been a great year for wildlife viewing during the calving season. The views from the Needles and Mt Coolidge have been exceptional with the cool weather. Thank you for providing your kind review. Hope to see you in the future. Be Well - Rich
Great Tour
Shawn_S, Jun 2022
Great tour! Our guide was excellent! Showed us areas, we wouldn't have seen. Provided a great lunch 😋!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Howdy Shawn - I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour. I hope you can return to see more. Be Well - Rich
Definitely book
leslie_k, May 2022
Awesome tour! Lots of sights to see on this tour! Jeff was awesome and very organized! He gave us an amazing experience
Response from Host, May 2022
Howdy Leslie - Thank you for taking time for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour with Jeff. Our Jeep Bison Safaris have been popular this spring and offer seeing the little red newborn bison playing. Thanks again for your review. Be Well - Rich
Fans of Custer
Linda_E, May 2022
Needles eye and white sheep , lots of bison, lots of great history and well educated and friendly driver, Mike
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Linda - Thanks for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your Bison Safari with Mike. The Wildlife Loop at Custer Park has been great for photos this spring. Be Well - Rich

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