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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!

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South Dakota

The Scenic Route from Custer, SD to Devils Tower, WY

Heading west on Rt 16 from Custer, SD to Newcastle, WY is hill country with tall pines and rocky outcroppings. As you approach Spearfish, SD, you'll travel the Spearfish Canyon Road which is one sweeping curve after another with high bluffs covered i...

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Good Route Through Badlands to a Great Monument

This route takes you through a part of the southwest corner of South Dakota that offers some vastly different scenery. The route starts in the eerie gray and tan starkness of the Badlands and goes to the fertile green of the Black Hills.T...

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South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)

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 r...

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Highway 34 from Sturgis to the MN border

It is as scenic as South Dakota can get. It has some long sweeping curves when riding along the Missouri River....

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Sturgis Ride - Last Leg (I-90)

Starting at the eastern end of the state you come over the last risen rolling down toward the Missouri River near Ocoama, SD. The terrain changes from lightly rolling hills, to very extended plains for as far as the eye can see. Past Murdo, SD it cha...

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