Under Canvas Mt Rushmore

Tucked among the Ponderosa Pines and Common Juniper, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore is located on an original gold mining settlement less than 4 miles from Mount Rushmore National Monument. Offering upscale accommodations and majestic views of Mount Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills, Under Canvas is a one-of-a-kind home base for those seeking to explore Custer State Park and embark upon the many adventures in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Epic monuments, exciting adventures, and an experience like no other await you with our Mount Rushmore package. It will be a vacation to remember as you spend your days exploring Badlands National Park, Devil’s Tower, Sylvan Lake, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore and many more locations nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Safari Tent

The cabin-style Safari tents offer plush king size beds (or 3 twins) and a wood-burning stove to keep the tent warm at night. Community bathrooms with private stalls, which include hot showers, flushing toilets, and sinks are conveniently located. These tents can come with an adjacent ‘Hive’ with two or three twin beds. Great for families or friends traveling together.


Deluxe Tent

The Deluxe tent boasts a plush king size bed, a private ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink and flushing toilet. Enjoy the night stars on your private deck before retreating into your upscale tent kept warm by a wood-burning stove. Add on a cool pup-tent Hive for more sleeping area for kids or friends.


Stargazer Tent

The Stargazer offers all the luxuries of the Deluxe Tent with a viewing window above the king bed. Enjoy a private ensuite bathroom, wood-burning stove and private deck. Perfect for couples looking for an elevated glamping trip.



The most luxurious tent option offering all the amenities of our Deluxe tents with the added addition of a lounge area with a queen size sofa-bed. The Suite is ideal for couples or families looking for the ultimate glamping experience. A ‘Hive’ can be added for more space for another couple or family members.

With South Dakota’s Black Hills as our sprawling backyard, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore puts travelers within easy access of numerous iconic monuments and South Dakota adventures. From stand-up paddle boarding to horseback riding and guided hiking tours, Under Canvas will show you a version of South Dakota that you didn’t know existed. Here’s some favorite tours:

Private Hiking

The Black Hills and the surrounding areas have a lot to see. There is no better opportunity to see these amazing spots than by foot. Join professional hiking and nature guides on your own adventure into any of the places below or customize your day! Lace those boots up tight and get ready!

Mt. Rushmore and Flume Trail

Mt. Rushmore is the hot spot of the Black Hills and is a must see! Roam around the Great Faces and get to know the beauty and history of this National Monument. Partake in an exciting hike on the Flume Trail and witness the wildlife and foliage that it has to offer.

Badlands National Park

This National Park brings visitors from all around the world. Join a professional guide as you and your group explore the area on foot. Sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires make up over 240,000 acres of this national gem; there is no other place like this!

Spearfish Canyon

There are multiple hiking options throughout this limestone gorge in the Black Hills. Spearfish Creek inhabits the canyon floor while many waterfalls flow into the creek from the towering red cliffs. Great site seeing and exploring in this area; don’t miss it!

Devil’s Tower National Monument

Located in Wyoming, but still part of the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower stands at a whopping 1,200 feet! Considered a geological wonder to all, the tower and its surrounding areas are a hot spot for hikers and adventurer seekers alike.


Private Kayaking & SUP

Push and paddle in one of the largest lakes in Western South Dakota. Pactola Lake is the perfect landscape for a guided paddleboard and kayak tour as there is so much to see and experience. Take it slow and breathe in that mountain air; get out and swim around or hop onto a cliff and dive in.

Private Driving Tours

This is a journey that celebrates the three most popular destinations in the Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park are awaiting your arrival. Experience the sites, learn history and hear stories from professional guides who have decades of experience to share. Badlands National Park and other custom tours are also available upon request.


Private Biking Tours

Cruise through the beautiful Black Hills on your choice of Mountain Bike or Comfort Bike. Ride through some of the most beautiful parts of the Black Hills on the Mickelson Trail. Whether you are a bike enthusiast or the average traveler, this trail is easily manageable for the entire family.

Horseback Riding

Explore the beauty of the Black Hills by horseback! These one and four-hour trail rides takes you through breathtaking scenery in the Black Hills backcountry. Available for all types of riders in multiple areas.

Gold Panning & Swimming Hole

Spend the day exploring a genuine Black Hills gold claim while learning to pan for gold in the same gold-rich streams that brought early miners to this area in the 1800’s. Before, after or during the gold panning, cool off at a near-by swimming hole with your friends and family.

Rushmore Tramway Adventure Pass

Explore the Black Hills through ropes courses, ziplining, alpine slides, jump tower, and more. Get ready for some thrill!