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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2005
160 McR Points
April 29, 2013
The roads tend to be absolutely perfect, which is…
July 6, 2009
I drive this route a lot from my home in Norman…
Written DirectionsThe route is real easy to find. Simply get your way to the small town starting point of Orienta, OK which is about 40 miles west of Enid. From Orienta, simply take US 412 about 25 miles west to Bouse Junction, OK.
SceneryYou are driving along US 412 and there is pretty much nothing to look at and then all of sudden you enter about a 25 miles stretch of desert looking plateaus. Once you get on U.S. 412 in Orienta, right in front of you will be the Gloss Mountains. The Gloss Mountains got that name because of selenite content and sparkle of gypsum that makes them appear as if they are covered with a layer of glass. The view is nice there from the road. As you top the first big hill be ready for the park/picnic area on your right. When you stop at the park/picnic area, be sure and climb to the top of the plateau at the parking area there. There is a makeshift stairway and the view from up there is simply GREAT! The plateau is about a mile long. My son and I walked all the way the other end. We loved it!!! Also at the park is an information kiosk that covers the history and features of this highly unique patch of Oklahoma territory. During this ride, you almost feel like you are in the bottom of an ancient lake or ocean ... be sure and take a camera.
Motorcycle Road Quality:2
This is on US 412 going east-west through northern Oklahoma. The road is in superb condition however it's pretty flat and straight