51.0 miles: 1 hours, 52 minutes
SR 87 starts in open prairie land. Pines and spruces increasingly line the highway as the road climbs into the Black Hills. You’ll begin to see giant gray boulders and outcroppings of rock, and eventually the highlight of the trip—the granite spires for which the road is named—will come into view. The more-than-30-foot Needle’s Eye is a definite photo opportunity.