Custer Peak, South Dakota

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

Custer Peak is easily recognized by its conical shape
The road is very steep in places (25% grades and more.)
Custer Peak owes its prominence to a small rhyolite intrusive. Near the summit it has crude columnar jointing.
The summit tower.

Summit Views

The view above spans from northeast to southwest. Harney Peak is on the horizon above the second tree at lower right center.

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Created 09 August 2004, Last Update 06 June 2020