The Rubicon offers you winter sports you will ever be able to handle!
The Black Hills National Forest has endless recreational opportunities and winter time is no exception. Snow fall is often measured in feet, and the Rubicon get’s more than it’s share.
Black Hills Snowmobiling
From December 15th to March 31st the Black Hills snowmobile trails offer amazing riding opportunities. With 350 miles of groomed trails and access to off-trail riding on 1.2 million acres of the Black Hills National Forest. The Rubicon offers many ungroomed trails and exciting place to totally get your snow fix! The Dumont Trailhead is close to Deadwood and is a popular access point for the trails. So just zip down the back way on Carbonate Road and Bamb! your there. Or better yet, 3.5 minutes and your on the lifts at Terry Peak! Unless your driving a trail sled.. You will have to upgrade to a powder sled!
Black Hills Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing is definitely gaining popularity in the Black Hills. It is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed anywhere there is snow cover. However, on the Rubicon it becomes a mandatory pair of shoes you will need to have available just in case… But the trails and places to go are litterally endless.. Some other great trails near Deadwood are: Eagle Cliff Trails, Englewood Trailhead and Iron Creek in Spearfish Canyon.
Black Hills Down Hill Skiing
There are two resorts in the Northern Black Hills. Terry Peak and Mystic Miner are only minutes from from the Rubicon, probably 3.5 minutes to Terry and 15 minutes to Mystic.
Black Hills Cross-Country Skiing
There are many cross-country skiing trails in the Black Hills. But the best are fresh poweder found throughout the back country on the Rubicon. You will not run out of new trails to create or discover.