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4.6 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.6
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By Jerry D (30 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2013

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July 30, 2013
Beautiful ride but take plenty of water. Did…
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Written Directions

East side of Custer State Park at the Jct. of 16A & Wildlife Loop RD. head south. It will turn northeast and then run into Route 87. Not take a right/head north on 87 and that will start to head north and then turn towards the east and merge with 16A again. Stay on 16A (Route 87 will veer off to the left/north) as 16A heads east and completes your loop (about 31 miles in all).

Scenery

Open grasslands with rolling pine-speckled hills. You may also see North American bison, pronghorn, white-tailed deer and mule deer, elk, coyotes, burros and prairie dogs. Plenty of pull offs for viewing and picture taking. Custer State Park is the home of as many as 1,500 free roaming bison, they are unpredictable and dangerous, do not approach, if in the road wait for them to move.

Drive Enjoyment

Very good, with few tar snakes. There are plenty of curves with a few tight switchbacks along with some steep elevation changes making it a fun ride!

Tourism Opportunities

On the Southeast part of the loop the Wildlife Station Visitors Center gives visitors shade and information on wildlife and outdoor habitats. Custer State Park is fee park and a park license is required. Camping, fishing, hiking, boating and horseback riding. Those with dual purpose bikes can enjoy the many interior park roads of hard packed dirt & gravel for exploring and wildlife viewing.

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Guest
July 30, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Beautiful ride but take plenty of water. Did this Aug 30, 2013, 108 degree's. the visitors center has a hut outside with about 4 vending machines, all empty. We were out of water and my wife was beginning to feel sick from the heat. There is a water fountain inside but the water was not cold. The ride is worth it but take along plenty of Cold water in a cooler!
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July 30, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Beautiful ride but take plenty of water. Did this Aug 30, 2013, 108 degree's. the visitors center has a hut outside with about 4 vending machines, all empty. We were out of water and my wife was beginning to feel sick from the heat. There is a water fountain inside but the water was not cold. Norge ride is worth it but take along plenty of Cold water in a cooler!
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Stalephreak
September 16, 2015
160 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
This is one of the most visually stunning rides I've been on. It also works quite well as a warm-up for the rest of the rides in the area. None of the corners are really hairy, but allow you to practice line selection. There's also plenty of reasons to stop, as the wildlife just roams around. If you're in the area, you would be hard pressed to find a good excuse to NOT ride this.
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