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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
9 Reviews

Ely-North Shore - Hwy 1

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 31, 2006

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hunts4beer
10 McR Points
January 27, 2013
GREAT ride. You want the middle of nowhere you…
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hunts4beer
10 McR Points
January 27, 2013
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Written Directions

This route is very easy to find and follow. Start your route in the town of Ely, MN and simply head south on Hwy 1 all the way to the route's end point of Illgen City, MN.

Scenery

This is Northern Minnesota at its finest! Entire length of run is within the Superior National Forest. You'll see most of the best scenery at the end of the route once you reach the north shore of Lake Superior.

Drive Enjoyment

Smooth blacktop for entire run, good twisties ... just watch out for the autos and most corners are heavily wooded and no way to see what is ahead of you.

Tourism Opportunities

Nothing around ... just you and nature. For something to do just head south. Once you hit Illgen, you will slowly get back to civilization.

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hunts4beer
January 27, 2013
10 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
GREAT ride. You want the middle of nowhere you got it. When we arrived in Ely we were astonished at the lack of traffic and civilization along the way.
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hunts4beer
January 27, 2013
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Jasbear4u2
July 8, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Started in the Twin Cites and rode up through Duluth, Two Harbors and up 61 to Hwy 1. Beautiful ride past Duluth. Hwy 1 was fun with a few turns. There is road construction on Hwy 1 and the detour leads you onto a DIRT road. Took some back roads home and not interstate 35. They talk about all the animals, I saw some birds including one grouse. It took me about 9 to 10 hours.
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