Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary is an outdoor experience located at 6,100 feet elevation in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota. Walking paths meander through forest and meadow and lead to inspirational bronze sculptures, a meditative labyrinth, hand-hewn benches and bronze plaques with inspiring quotes to contemplate.


The weather is typical mountain weather with temperatures generally 10-15 degrees cooler than temperatures on the surrounding plains, including Rapid City. Layered clothing is advised as temperatures can change rapidly.  Umbrellas are available at the gate for use in case of rain.

02/20 0%
Clear. Lows overnight -7 to -3F.
02/21 0%
Generally sunny. High 21F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
02/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 26F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
02/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 24F. Winds light and variable.

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A utility vehicle is available for those unable to walk the path.  Please email a request at least three days in advance of visit.

General Information

  1. Respect the space and silence of others
  2. Please stay on the designated pathways
  3. You enter at your own risk
  4. Do not smoke or light any fires
  5. Pathways are uneven so walk with care
  6. There are portable toilet facilities but no water
  7. Dogs are allowed if on leash and are well-behaved and do not bark
  8. Cell phone service is limited