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Mt. Carroll to Elizabeth

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By Bob A. from Rock Falls (2 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2008

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jerzypie
2 McR Points
May 19, 2015
I just rode this road last weekend extending it…
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Guest
August 31, 2013
Start in Warren Il., Head west on Stage Coach,…
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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

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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

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jerzypie
May 19, 2015
2 McR Points
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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Guest
August 31, 2013
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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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January 11, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Great run, don't make me pass you.
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