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055 SPEARFISH CREEK
Black Hills, South Dakota. Like a curtain of lace, the icy waters of Spearfish Creek tumble down a series of drop-offs on a cold October morning in the northern Black Hills. A haven for trout, Spearfish Creek drains Spearfish Canyon, a 19 ? mile gorge with thousand foot high rock walls composed of limestone and shale. The canyon was formed between 30-60 million years ago, and today is considered a biological crossroads where tree and plant communities from the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, eastern woodlands, northern forests meet.