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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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By momenator (19 McR Points) on Jun 02, 2013

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montanajem
37 McR Points
February 17, 2021
Gave a previous review on this road. Have been on…
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Spartaka
89 McR Points
April 11, 2021
Nice break from hwy. Some small towns to stop in…
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Written Directions

We started from Exit 1 on I-94 in ND. Went west to MT, Wibaux MT, went south on MT 7 through Wibaux, Baker, Ekalaka, and turned on State HWY 323 continued South to Alzada, Mt. Turn South on State HWY 326/Wy 110, followed to Devil's Tower, then from there in to Gillette.

Scenery

Start in rolling farm land with some small buttes from Wibaux to Baker. Baker to Ekalaka rolling hills, Ekalaka to Alzada start with pine trees and badlands views and breaks into rolling pastures and wide skyline. Then back into hills trees and nice views as you work in to Wyoming. Alzada to Gillette was

Drive Enjoyment

Rosd service was or is GREAT. Wibaux to Baker normal two lane highway and not much traffic. Long straight aways with wide curves. Baker to Ekalaka was narrow two lane but great shape. Hill after hill so passing could be tricky. Ekalaka to Alzada is back to nromal width two lane and starts out with sweeper curves and turns in to long straight aways with occasional wide corners. Alzada in to Wyoming there are sweeping curves and elevation changes.

Tourism Opportunities

For rural America - great - for urban America far and few. Wibaux, has gas,food, and a micro brewery, Baker has everything to. Ekalaka was closed - pay at the pump in down town. Ate at a cafe there - two cheeseburgers deluxe, fries, 2 coffees - $6.40 TOTAL! Burger was good old fashioned and not fast food. Alzada had a gas station/convience store, not sure what was downtown. Wyoming was small town Americana and had gas food lodging.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

We left on the 29th of May 2013. Weather was cool (60s") and wet. Rained on in Ekalaka- down pour! On May 30th we went from Gillette to Custer, Keystone (via needles) Rapid City, Belle Fouche, Bowman, Belfield and Home.

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montanajem
February 17, 2021
37 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Gave a previous review on this road. Have been on it several times and as of summer 2020, the stretch between Ekalaka and Alzada is not advisable for motorcycles until they fix it.
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Spartaka
April 11, 2021
89 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice break from hwy. Some small towns to stop in. rough roads.
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montanajem
February 17, 2021
37 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I live in eastern Montana so this is one of the routes I take to Sturgis. The hills around Elakaka are lovely and Medicine Rocks is a neat historical stop. As of summer 2020, the road between Ekalaka and Alzada was very damaged and had potholes that would swallow your front wheel. Even using both lanes to avoid the damage (there's no traffic lol), it was slow going at times. I won't be riding that stretch of this route again until I know it's fixed.
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