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Motorcycle Roads in South Dakota

Motorcycle roads in South Dakota (SD) can be typified by the two predominant scenery regions of the Mount Rushmore State - east of the Missouri River and west of the Missouri River. The eastern region consists of low hills, lakes formed by glaciers ages ago and dominated by farm country today. To the west, the topography has more of a western feel with deep canyons and rolling plains and has two very noteworthy areas - the Black Hills and Badlands (specifically the Badlands National Park). Great motorcycle rides can be found in the beautiful and lush Black Hills as they are not only a cornucopia of spectacular scenery but also home to Mount Rushmore. The Badlands are an inspiring and striking collection of stone pyramids, canyons, & domes colored in various shades yellows, reds, grays and browns ... bring plenty of film on this trip!

Highest Rated Motorcycle Roads & Rides

South Dakota

Central Hills Loop

From the quaint, historic town of Keystone, past world famous Mount Rushmore, through scenic Custer State park, this route packs more scenery per mile than arguably any other road in the world. Plan to stop ofte...

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4.9
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15 Votes
South Dakota

Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road

Open grasslands with rolling pine-speckled hills. You may also see North American bison, pronghorn, white-tailed deer and mule deer, elk, coyotes, burros and prairie dogs. Plenty of pull offs for viewing and picture taking. Custer Stat...

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5.0
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3 Votes
South Dakota

16 A to and thru Custer State Park

Awesome! That's pretty much all I can say about it. I've driven all over the country on some of the most scenic roads around and this one is in my top three. The Black Hills National Forest area ranks right up there with most of the riding of done i...

Rider Rating

4.6
out of 5

12 Votes
South Dakota

Short Run Through Some "Bad Lands"

The scenery in the Badlands is almost indescribable. It is an area that has a unique, desolate and almost freighting appearance like a desert or canyon. It is something you will never forget!...

Rider Rating

4.7
out of 5

5 Votes
South Dakota

Ride the "Lasso" from Sturgis to Devils Tower

This route is designed to take you from Sturgis (South Dakota) to Devils Tower and back in a large loop that takes in this unique area of Wyoming.This route takes you from a great area in South Dakota to a great area in Wyoming. Along the route you w...

Rider Rating

4.2
out of 5

7 Votes

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