Rankin Ridge, South Dakota

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

For a mere bump on the landscape, Rankin Ridge offers an impressive view of the southern Black hillsand the plains to the east..

Above and left: views on the way to the summit.

Below: views from the summit.

Left: Black Elk (Harney) Peak is the highest peak in the distance.

Below: Deadwood Sandstone just below the summit.

The panorama below spans 360 degrees, beginning with Black Elk (Harney) Peak on the northwest horizon at far left and ending with Harney Peak again at far right. The road at right center extends south from the summit.

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Created 15 January 2005, Last Update 08 June 2020