Mt. Roosevelt Memorial/ Friendship Tower
Mt. Roosevelt, a mere 2.5 miles from downtown Deadwood, is home to the “Friendship Tower“ monument created by Seth Bullock, in memory of the friendship he had with President Theodore Roosevelt. After a short hike up to the tower, visitors are able to take in the sights of the beautiful Black Hills. To get to Mt. Roosevelt, take US Hwy 85, northbound, leaving Deadwood. Travel 1.5 miles, turn onto FSR 133. There will be a 2 mile mark and a sign for the Mt. Roosevelt picnic area where the trailhead begins, and the bathroom will be located. The hike to the Friendship Tower and overlook is less than one mile from the trailhead, but moderatly uphill.
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