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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 Sep 01, 2006

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hunts4beer
10 McR Points
January 28, 2013
GREAT ride. You want the middle of nowhere you…
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Guest
October 13, 2008
We took this route on our 2008 Lake Superior…
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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 28, 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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Guest
October 13, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
We took this route on our 2008 Lake Superior Circle Tour. A slight bit out of the way of the Circle Tour if your coming from Wis. but it is well worth the detour! Not a lot of gear shifting, just a lot of bends and curves. It was by far the best winding road I have ever been on for that distance.
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hunts4beer
January 28, 2013
10 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
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