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4.18 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.18
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Copper Harbor Run (Keweenaw Peninsula)

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Dec 01, 2007

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October 8, 2010
This is the most beautiful ride, outside of…
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January 26, 2009
This was my first group ride. It was fantastic…
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Written Directions

Start at Houghton, MI (a destination to itself!) and head out on Route 203 (north) along Portage Lake through FJ McLain State Park. Continue on Route 203 (north) to Calumet, MI then take US 41 (north) to Phoenix, MI. Now take MI 26 (west) out of Phoenix along the Superior coastline through Eagle Harbor, then look for Brockway Mountain Drive on your right. Take the Brockway (with care) north up along the ridge towards Copper Harbor. This section of the road travels some 500 feet above the shoreline. Stop to take in the spectacular views! Proceed down into Copper Harbor for a bite to eat. Take US 41 back down south through the middle of the peninsula, or if you want a real adventure - take Mandan Road around the tip of the peninsula, and down to Bete Gris, to Gay and back along the backroads of the Southern Shoreline (back to Houghton).

Scenery

Riding the Ridge of the Keweenaw Peninsula to view vast overlooks of Lake Superior, as well as hugging the shoreline to see miles of beach and forest! There are sections of the road that travel some 500 feet above the Lake Superior shoreline and great places for you to stop and take in the spectacular views! You literally drive yourself to the end of the world.

Brockway Mountain Drive

Drive Enjoyment

US Highway 41, and State Highway 26, so the roads are well maintained. One exception is Brockway Mountain Drive - poor road quality, but the view is worth the struggle! Along this route you'll find miles of back roads to explore! Houghton MI Bridge

Tourism Opportunities

End of the world here, but accustomed to the needs of tourists! Accommodations are available in-season, but fill up your tank in Houghton. Small restaurants scattered along the way, with a grand Lodge just outside of Copper Harbor!

Copper Harbor

Photo contributed by visitor in Nov 09: "Beautiful ride during early Sept, great ride."

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Copper Harbor Run (Keweenaw Peninsula)
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Copper Harbor Run (Keweenaw Peninsula)
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Guest
October 8, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
This is the most beautiful ride, outside of Colorado, I have done. The only reason it is not a ten is because Copper Harbor it's self has no cell signal and one limited houred gas station. Other than that it was perfect. I would just recommend not to hurry it is way to beautiful to waste. We did it September 11th weekend 2010 great weather and the leaves where already changing.
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Guest
January 26, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
This was my first group ride. It was fantastic ! It was just as the leaves were turning. Scenery was spectacular, views were awesome and the roads were nice. There's a portion of the ride that reminded me of being on a roller coaster. 5-20 ft rises and declines, lefts and rights, some took my breath away. The views from above the shoreline are breath taking. A MUST to take the camera. I am planning another ride w/friends this summer
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KallieKat40
May 28, 2019
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Harbor rides are the best rides in the UP. Truly breathtaking moments through every curve and lake view up there! Make sure to check out the views from Brockway Mountain if visiting!
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