Mt. Roosevelt is a 1.4 mile round trip hike with 188 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 3 miles north of Lead South Dakota. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.
This is a memorial built to honor President Theodore Roosevelt. A nice hike to a forty foot tower that has a spiral staircase for a view overlooking the great plains from the Black Hills. Seldom visited.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.