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.

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.

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


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



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