USA Crazy Horse Monument and Mount Rushmore, from Mount Coolidge Lookout
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At 6,023 feet Mount Coolidge is the highest point in the central part of Custer State Park. This historic Fire Tower was one of the last projects completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. The Mount Coolidge Fire Tower is still actively used today as a fire lookout and dispatch center for Custer State Park operations.
Bring a long telephoto lens and a tripod to get long range photos of the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore from Mount Coolidge.
Take the Mount Coolidge Lookout turnoff on SD-87, three miles south of 16A. The location is open from 9AM to 5PM. There is no admission fee.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Daytime during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 06:55 - 19:07 | current local time: 03:03
Photo Themes Fire Tower Monument native american
Locations South Dakota Black Hills Crazy Horse Monument
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