Overall Route Rating
speedo-meter speedo-arrow
speedo-meter-grey
4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
9 Reviews

Ely-North Shore - Hwy 1

Motorcycle Route Author

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

Rider Reviews

hunts4beer
10 McR Points
January 27, 2013
GREAT ride. You want the middle of nowhere you…
Thumbsup
No Image Found
Guest
August 11, 2009
This road is great!! I took this as a detour to…
Thumbsup

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.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

Top Images

Click to Preview
Share Your Comments ( 9 )
  Earn McR Points
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.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
2 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
Guest
August 11, 2009
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Standard
This road is great!! I took this as a detour to Duluth from Roseau a few weeks ago. The ride through the woods is great and the curves are like a mountain road. Best road in Minnesota by far.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
Guest
November 15, 2008
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Ride 1 while you can.....they are going to be straightening it soon.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful