Bring your horse, bring your wagon, bring your family! It’s going to be a good time!
For one week this summer, a group from Deadwood, South Dakota, is offering people an opportunity to participate in a wagon train on the historic Black Hills Route. Organizers promise that travelers will experience what it was like to migrate across the West via wagon train. The application fee for the six-day excursion, Aug. 13-20, is $375 per adult, $250 for kids ages 13-18 and free for kids 12 and younger. Trip organizers said they lowered the rate for children to encourage the next generation to get involved and keep the experience alive.
“This ride will highlight the history of the stagecoach days and answer questions such as ‘Was there ever a successful robbery?’ We will wind through the cool high country of the west central Black Hills, following portions of and visiting stops on the original Cheyenne to Deadwood routes. The trail will also follow portions of the historic 1874 General Custer Black Hills Expedition and visit Custer’s campsites. We will start at Four Corners, Wyoming, and end in Deadwood, South Dakota,” organizers said on a website promoting the event.