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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2009

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Guest
January 12, 2011
Been on this road a couple of times while heading…
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jomaha
January 7, 2015
Dont be afraid to spend the night in Interior, SD…
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Written Directions

Easy. Start in Winner, SD and head west to Rapid City, SD on Route 44.

Scenery

This route lets the rider from the East or Midwest really get a feel for how beautiful and inspiring the West is! Distant mountains, unusual rock formations, the Badlands, huge hills and canyons, pronghorn sheep and mule deer, twisting rivers. This route was awesome!!

Drive Enjoyment

The quality of this road was superb. Twists, turns, massive hills, great pavement and very little traffic. This is some of the most remote and exciting riding I've ever done. Big sky, big views and very little traffic. Watch out for the wildlife but other than that, if you like a ride without the worry of someone pulling out in front of you, this is it. A solid 5!!

Tourism Opportunities

Not much out there. That's the beauty of it. Much of this is Indian Reservation country. Nothing between Winner and White River. Nothing much between White R. and Interior where you meet the Badlands. I kept my gas tank full in the west to avoid long walks. Gas in Interior and Scenic.

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South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)
South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)
South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)
South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)
South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)
South Dakota 44 (East of Rapid City)
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Guest
January 12, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Standard
Been on this road a couple of times while heading to Sturgis with the wife. It is desolate in spots but very much eye candy. Tried to download some pics but the site is down. This area especially pretty near south entrance to Badlands NP at Scenic. Overall, road in excellent condition, ammenities were sparse but adequate. We were last on this road summer of '08
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jomaha
January 7, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Dont be afraid to spend the night in Interior, SD There is a motel:
www.budgethost.com/hotels/Badlands_Budget_Host_Interior_SD.aspx

or a Bed & Breakfast west of Interior a couple miles:http://www.circleviewranch.com/

If you're into quiet and enjoy being away from fast paces of city life, either on of these places will do!
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