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Nov 29, 2023

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Crazy Horse Memorial
34th Annual
Spring Volksmarch

Crazy Horse, SD – The 34th annual Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch is this weekend (Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd). At the turnaround point, hikers will be able to explore to the end of the fenced area, extended uniquely for this Volksmarch. At the fence end, hikers will have a clear view of Crazy Horse’s Left Index Finger and the shape of his three bent Left Fingers formed by several saw cuts since the last spring volksmarch. The visitors will be able to see close up the rock removal that has taken place on the Horse’s Mane area, and the area above the tunnel, on Crazy Horse’s Left outstretched Arm. Many of the tools and equipment used on a daily basis, including the recently placed pointing machine, will be on the Mountain. The Mountain Carvers will be present and able to answer your questions.

For those participating in the hike, the American Volkssport Association collects a $3 fee per hiker and admission to the Memorial is waived with three cans of food per hiker in support of regional food drives. Regular admission applies to those not participating in the event.

The Memorial opens at 6am on both Volksmarch days. Registration begins at 7am and you may start the hike anytime from 8am to 1pm. All Volksmarchers must be off the trail by 4pm. Hours subject to change in the case of inclement weather. Please visit for full event details.

All visitors this weekend are welcome and encouraged to tour the complex, enjoy scheduled American Indian performances, and end the day with Legends in Light® laser light show at dark (weather permitting).

Hikers will be able to look out upon Crazy Horse’s Left Hand standing from this point near the top of Crazy Horse’s knuckles.

About Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the American Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and THE NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating THE INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.

Crazy Horse Memorial is located at 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, South Dakota 57730.