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The Crawford-Perry Co. River Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


1   in Indiana Indiana115 Miles

By "Oledude"
on September 1, 2004

5.0out of 5

8 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

You'll find this route at the southern most part of Indiana, just north of the Ohio River and just north west of Louisville, KY. Begins at the junction of 135 & 62 west of Corydon, IN. Take 62 west through the town of Leavenworth, IN. Take a left onto route 66 at Sulphur Springs, IN. Take 66 as heads south and hugs the Ohio River and then turns north and takes you through Cannelton and on to Tell City. From here you can loop back to Corydon by taking 37 north to St. Croix and then take a right and head east on route 62 all the way back to Corydon, IN. The whole route is about a 115 mile loop.

Scenery

On this tour you'll see Horseshoe Bend, the Hoosier National ForestOhio River by passing through the small Indiana towns. The first section covers Corydon to Leavenworth along Blue River and ends with a breathtaking view of Horseshoe Bend in Leavenworth. Continuing along Hwy 66 at Sulphur Springs to Cannelton- winds through Hoosier National Forest and meets the Ohio River in places (you'll see the Markland Dam on the Ohio).

Road Quality

62, Corydon to Leavenworth has moderate curves and elevation changes. Freshly re-paved in '03 makes for a smooth ride. 66, Sulphur to Cannelton- The first third has moderate curves, good pavement (just north of Magnet curve). The middle 1/3 has sharp curves and steep elevations changes. Pavement is average. The last 1/3 is smooth with long straights and 90 degree turns.

Roadside Amenities

"The Dock" under the hill in old Leavenworth (on the river). You can try "The Overlook" restaurant in Leavenworth on Horseshoe bend. A short left from 66 leads to a small "old time" bar and grill in Magnet, IN which sits on the Ohio River (about 1 mile from 66). Derby has a small bar and grill also on 66. Also, if you've never seen a dam work, stop at Markland Dam.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on February 19, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Actually it is Cannelton Locks and Dam you see on this route. Stop in and say Hi. Great ride spring, summer or fall. Laid back usually very peaceful ride. I run the Locks and Dam at Cannelton, stop in and say Hi, we are motorcycle friendly as well as anyone that stops by.

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By Guest
on March 29, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

There's a primitve, secluded NF campground at Buzzard's Roost, on the bluff just north of Magnet (there's signs). Only 6 sites, usually not crowded, great view of another horseshoe bend, hiking trail to river's edge.

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By J Myers
on May 7, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson Fat Boy

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I have lived about 30 minutes from IN-66 for the last 15 years and have never ridden it. My loss. I rode it last Saturday and I was grinning ear to ear. This is the best road that I have ever been on for curves and scenery. I'm going to Dragon's Tail next month and will have something to compare it to. Highly recommend the route.

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By Guest
on September 5, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1989

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is a great route, I ride it 3-4 times a year.

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By Guest
on January 22, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Enduro

This is a wonderful ride. You can ride it easy & enjoy the scenery or you can ride it at speed, and get a rush as you test your skill.

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By newblue
on September 18, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great ride

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By Akamu142
on October 6, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year K1300GT 2010

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

An excellent road. Road condition is good. Plenty of turns and sweepers to keep you interested in the road. Scenic southern Indiana and Ohio river history.

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By Guest
on February 15, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1986

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

I try to ride this route at least twice a year, spring when the buds are just getting on the trees, and in the fall. Beautiful when the leaves are just starting to turn. It can get hot during the middle of summer, but the overhanging trees over the road help make some shade.

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