South Dakota Highway 244

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Highway 244 marker

Highway 244
Route of SD 244 (in red)
Route information
Defined by SDCL §31-4-217
Maintained by SDDOT
Length: 10.457 mi[1] (16.829 km)
Existed: 1977 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 16 / US 385 near Hill City
East end: US 16A near Keystone
Counties: Pennington
Highway system
  • South Dakota Highways
SD 240 SD 245

South Dakota Highway 244 (SD 244) is a short state highway located entirely within Pennington County, South Dakota which provides access to Mount Rushmore. Highway 244 runs generally east–west between its eastern terminus at US 16A near Keystone and its western terminus at US 16/US 385 south of Hill City. The entire route is part of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

Route description[edit]

SD 244 begins in the Black Hills National Forest at an intersection with U.S. Route 16 (US 16) and US 385 south of Hill City. It heads to the east, winding through the forest where it passes Summit Peak. Near Old Baldy Mountain, the route enters the Mount Rushmore National Monument area. It curves around the park and heads back to the north. The route ends at US 16A south of Keystone.[2]


Highway 244 was originally part of South Dakota Highway 87. The switch to Highway 244 occurred in 1977.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pennington County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 16 / US 385
Mount Rushmore 10.457 16.829 US 16A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "State Highway Log" (PDF). Rapid City region: South Dakota Department of Transportation. January 2011. p. 169. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Half Pennington County. South Dakota Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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