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Devil's Gulch

5th Street & North Central Avenue, Garretson, SD 57030
+1 605-594-6721
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Worth the stop!

Very cool history and the short hikes around the gulch are beautiful. I highly recommend you go... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Sioux City, Iowa
via mobile
Jesse James jumped the gulch!

We stopped at Devil's Gulch to see more of the mystery of Jesse James. Jesse jumped the gulch to... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
via mobile
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5th Street & North Central Avenue, Garretson, SD 57030
+1 605-594-6721
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very cool history and the short hikes around the gulch are beautiful. I highly recommend you go beyond the bridge. Also, be sure to check out the falls and, again, go beyond the bridge for better views! The older gentleman in the souvenir shop was...More

Thank rosiee1205
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Devil's Gulch to see more of the mystery of Jesse James. Jesse jumped the gulch to get away from a posse chasing him from Northfield MN. There are some trails to hike. The area around the park is beautiful. Maybe a nice...More

Thank ljoshau
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Short hike. Not easy for small kids or people who cannot hike very rocky terrain. Trails are not marked at all. We did not get the trail map but highly recommend getting it before you go.

Thank Kw2097a
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you happen to live (or visit) the area, this is well worth the stop. In Sioux Falls on business, I drove over for a hike and was very pleasantly surprised. Great (short) hike, scenery, and story... but I'm a sucker for that sort of...More

Thank 888chadh
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very pretty landscape. Defiantly made you stop and think about the past. Devil's falls was our favorite! Only reason I'm not rating higher is there were no free hiking maps as advertised and the porta potty was overflowing and nasty.

2  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband and I stood on the bridge and tried to decide if a horse could actually jump the gulch and if so...when attempting to land on such a rocky crest...would it have been possible? haha It's a pretty area regardless of whether Jesse James...More

Thank TakinLotsaPictures
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went in the fall. The colors are simply beautiful and sound of the falls just rumble. The gulch is very interesting in its story. An impossible feat for sure but one will never know if he actually did it.

Thank Shelly Morisch H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting spot that has a hidden beauty. Fun to learn of Jesse James great escape. Nice day trip for kids.

1  Thank FWJeeper
Reviewed 16 August 2016

All the people I have brought to Devil's Gulch, have always made the same comment, "Did he really make the jump?" My answer is, "Does it really matter?" The place is unique, free to visit and allows you to use your imagination

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Host at Palisades park told us about this park and was worth short trip to see spot where Jesse James supposedly jumped across with his horse. Short walk but very pretty and host was informative and friendly. Would visit again

Thank Joe E
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