South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City) + ADD NEW ROUTE
8 in South Dakota South Dakota212 Miles
By Steve Proctor
on August 1, 2009
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Easy. Start in Winner, SD and head west to Rapid City, SD on Route 44.
This route lets the rider from the East or Midwest really get a feel for how beautiful and inspiring the West is! Distant mountains, unusual rock formations, the Badlands, huge hills and canyons, pronghorn sheep and mule deer, twisting rivers. This route was awesome!!
The quality of this road was superb. Twists, turns, massive hills, great pavement and very little traffic. This is some of the most remote and exciting riding I've ever done. Big sky, big views and very little traffic. Watch out for the wildlife but other than that, if you like a ride without the worry of someone pulling out in front of you, this is it. A solid 5!!
Not much out there. That's the beauty of it. Much of this is Indian Reservation country. Nothing between Winner and White River. Nothing much between White R. and Interior where you meet the Badlands. I kept my gas tank full in the west to avoid long walks. Gas in Interior and Scenic.
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