Wrinkled Rock Climbing Area


The Wrinkled Rock Climbers Trailhead provides parking for Mount Rushmore area rock climbing opportunities. Climbing information, climbers bivy sites and a toilet facility are available. Wrinkled Rock has several free tent pad sites for first come, fire served but a 14 day stay limit is enforced.  The Wrinkled Rock-climbing area can be accessed from the trailhead.

Climbing the Mount Rushmore sculpture is prohibited. There are many climbing opportunities in the park on other rock formations. A climbing brochure is available in the Information Center and at the Lincoln Borglum Museum.

The Wrinkled Rock Climbers trailhead provides parking for Mount Rushmore area rock climbing opportunities. Climbing information, climbers bivy sites and a toilet facility are available. The Wrinkled Rock-climbing area can be accessed from the trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open Year Round
Rentals & Guides: Sylvan Rocks Guides permitted inside Mt Rushmore NM.
Fees: No Fee -Scenic Byway
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No large vehicles/RVs
Closest Towns: Keystone, SD
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Concessionaire Forest Recreation Management

General Information

Directions:

The Wrinkled Rock Climbers Trailhead is located on State Highway 244, adjacent to the west boundary of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Rock Climbing

The rock in the Rushmore Area is quite diverse, offering something for every climber. During special events, portions of the climbing area are subject to closure. For more information about climbing in this area, go to http://www.nps.gov/moru

 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.8871748

  Longitude : 
-103.4698262

  Elevation : 
5200