Mount Rushmore – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

  • Elevation: 1608 m
  • Difficulty:
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August, September
  • Convenient center: Rapid City, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore Climbing Notes

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Mount Rushmore Location Map

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Surf breaks located close to Mount Rushmore Mountain peaks around Mount Rushmore Roads and rivers around Mount Rushmore

Use this relief map to navigate to mountain peaks in the area of Mount Rushmore.

10 other mountain peaks closest to Mount Rushmore:

1. Iron Mountain (South Dakota) (1660 m) 3.1 km
2. Harney Peak (2207 m) 6.2 km
3. Bear Mountain (South Dakota) (2184 m) 23.0 km
4. Red Shirt Table (1018 m) 55.8 km
5. Devils Tower (1558 m) 127.7 km
6. Missouri Buttes (1638 m) 133.1 km
7. Laramie Peak (3131 m) 241.4 km
8. Big Horn Mountain (1411 m) 260.4 km
9. Casper Mountain (2478 m) 263.1 km
10. White Butte (1069 m) 279.3 km


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