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Motorcycle Roads Mt. Carroll to Elizabeth

By Bob A. from Rock Falls
on August 1, 2008

5.0out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Mt. Carroll, IL. Head north on route 78. Just about a mile north of Mt. Carroll and you will see the sign for Elizabeth, IL. Turn left on "County Road 10/Elizabeth Route" and follow that for about 8.3 miles ... it is the most scenic road around. Take a right where County Road 10 and County Road 5 merge and stay on that for about 3.6 miles. Then take a left on to County Road 10 for a short .3 miles where you will quickly take a right on to S. Derinda Road. Stay on that for 7.7 miles then take a left on to US 20/Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Highway. Take US 20 into the route's end point of Elizabeth, IL. The key on this route is to just watch the signs because you will have to take a right, a left and then a right to stay on route. Note On the west-side of town, you can go up to Scale Mounds or stay on Rt. 20 to Galena (good food & shopping) if you like too.

Scenery

this road has lots of trees and rolling hills. it has a couple of sharp curves, so be careful andwhen you get to the top on the hills, you'll be able to see for miles. the road opens up tobeautifulfields and long swooping curves. you'll go by an old cemetery andalso achurch. Be careful going around the curves because you'll see wild turkeys and other wild game. bring the camera

Road Quality

great curves and hills on this run. The road is nicely paved. the roadtwists and turns through some nice farm land and then opens up to some great open road riding. not much traffic is a big bonus. be careful around the curves, some are sharp.

Roadside Amenities

no food on this road, but in Elizabeth or Galena you'll find some great food

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Additional Info

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Nickname (optional) : Bob A. from Rock Falls

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By jerzypie
on May 19, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Yamaha Super Tenere 1200

Motorcycle Type Enduro

I just rode this road last weekend extending it all the way through Elizabeth and Scales Mound to New Diggins, WI. Perfect views, great pavement and almost no car traffic. Highly recommended!

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By Guest
on August 31, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Start in Warren Il., Head west on Stage Coach, turn south on Scalesmound/ Eliz. Take 20 east to Scenic Ridge road. 2 miles north of Savanna, take Zion Road n/e to Mt Carroll/ Eliz Road, At hwy 78 go straight to Loran Road, turn north thru Loran. At hwy 73, turn north to Lena. Take Stagecoach west to Warren. 100 miles of fun....... Many variations of this route.

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By Guest
on October 29, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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one of my favorite roads anywhere - when hit Elizabeth pick up the road to Scales Mound for more of the same

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By Marshman
on June 17, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Holy crap is this s great ride. Just do it. You"ll likely turn around and do it again in reverse.

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By Guest
on January 11, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1988

Motorcycle Make Yamaha FZR 400/600

Motorcycle Type Sport

Great run, don't make me pass you.

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