The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is a one of a kind organized hike. It is a unique hike as it is the only time each year that the public has the opportunity to see up close the mountain carving of Crazy Horse while in progress.
Organization: Crazy Horse Memorial
Dates: 06/07/2014 - 06/08/2014 update info
Time: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $3/person
Venue: Crazy Horse Volksmarch in Rapid City,SD
Contact: Wanda Moranti
Phone: (605) 342-6188
A 10k walk through around the Crazy Horse Monument.
The annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands ramble to the world's largest mountain carving in progress. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 in record year). This family event is sponsored by the American Volkssport Association' s (AVA) Black Hills Chapter and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial. This is the only time each year the public may hike to the mountain carving-in-progress
- This is the only time that the public can witness in such close proximity the nine story tall face of the Native American Chief.
- The hike is 6.2 miles in total length
- A June weekend event
Overview: This is the only time that the public can witness in such close proximity the nine story tall face of the Native American Chief. The hike is 6.2 miles in total length – that's the round trip. It generally draws up to 15,000 participants.
When: An early June weekend event
Where: Crazy Horse Monument
Fees: a small entry fee per person
Details: The sculpture of Crazy Horse began in 1948 when the first blast took place on the mountain. The event has taken place on a Saturday and Sunday in June for the past 20 years.
There is no advance registration, but all hikers must check in at the starting point. The Memorial gates open at 6 a.m., and starting times for the hike are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Hikers must register by 1 p.m. and be off the trail by 4 p.m. No pets of any kind are allowed on the trail.