Needles, Mountain range in South Dakota
Description: The Needles of the Black Hills of South Dakota are a region of eroded granite pillars, towers, and spires.
History: These formations were initially discovered by European Americans during the 1883 Custer Expedition.
Culture: The area is popular among rock climbing enthusiasts due to its unique geological formations.
Practical: Needles Highway, a scenic byway, provides access to these formations.
Did you know ?: The 'Needle's Eye', a natural rock formation, is one of the most distinctive features.
Location: South Dakota
Elevation above the sea: 2,121 m
Material: metamorphic rock
The Needles of the Black Hills of South Dakota are a region of eroded granite pillars, towers, and spires.
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