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    Default Black Hills South Dakota Routes

    I thought we should have a folder for routes for those going to the Black Hills area either for the Deadwood Three Wheeler Rally or on their own. Thanks in advance to all who contribute!

    first of all here are official links:

    https://southdakotarides.com/printable-maps

    https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/

    https://gfp.sd.gov/csp-scenic-drives/


    Post#4 has some routes as attachments
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    I'm going to try and insert a folder we did for the Rally last year.
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    Good idea. A fantastic place to ride...and many, many roads to travel there.

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    Here it goes see if this works, hopefully as more are added it will help out in planning rides. I plan on adding routes that are paved "backroads" that people might not be familiar with that are not as heavily frequented by tourists. Also might list places to eat along the way, since this was a common question asked at last years D3WR.

    Devils Tower from Spearfish link: https://goo.gl/maps/HP8rS9FwNbG2 clicking "avoid Highways" will put you on Old US 14, which runs parallel to I-90.

    "Another Backway" link: https://goo.gl/maps/vBBiSQUpny72
    Cycle Shopping link: https://goo.gl/maps/aAu2F3VqPsR2
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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidSpyder View Post
    Here it goes see if this works, hopefully as more are added it will help out in planning rides. I plan on adding routes that are paved "backroads" that people might not be familiar with that are not as heavily frequented by tourists. Also might list places to eat along the way, since this was a common question asked at last years D3WR.
    Thanks for the Info!

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    Added a route "Needles" that takes you up Iron Mountain Rd then over to Needles Hwy. Good for Picture taking...
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    Added "Backway to Mt. Rushmore". Have Route starting @ Ft. Hayes south of Rapid City on Hwy 16. 99 cent all you eat pancakes & and stuff from "Dances with Wolves". Also "Bar at the end of the world"... maybe that needs to be in Wyoming... The name of the bar is Moonshine Gultch, in Rochford in case you want to look it up.
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    Another "Backway to Mt. Rushmore" map added. This is from Rapid City Regional Airport. Also a "Cycle Shopping" route running from Rapid City to Spearfish. From Spearfish there is the route that we took to Devils Tower using Old Hwy 14.
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    Added 2 more routes. "Badlands by Backroad" and "CanAm Hwy". I think I ran out of ideas, there are only so many paved less traveled roads to work with.
    Sheridan Lake Road from Rapid City to Hwy 385 is a nice ride, and so is The Hill City to Deerfield Lake Rd. Passed Deerfield Lake the road turns to gravel so you have to turn around. There are a couple nice campgrounds near the lake. I hope these routes were useful to those who might be new to the Black Hills!
    Last edited by RapidSpyder; 02-12-2019 at 06:18 PM. Reason: ok, I lied there might be more. I'll add as they come to mind.
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    It looks like the the google links arenít always matching the maps. Seems the links want to revert back to the fastest route which doesnít take the back or side roads. Iím going to go into the maps and add more waypoints and see if this fixes that issue. Looks like Google Maps only allows 10 "destinations" so some links are still not quite in sync with the maps.
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    Going to add another map when I get home in the next few days. Instructions are from Rockerville on hwy 16, go down S. Rockerville rd. until hwy 40 which goes into Keystone. Turn left on 40, then right within a couple hundred yards after crossing the creek bridge. This is playhouse rd. Playhouse rd will take you to Iron Mt. road where you take another right. Iron Mountain rd is a scenic winding road that has tunnels that frame Mt. Rushmore and unique pigtail bridges. It descends into Keystone where you can play tourist. Heading up hwy 244 (left at the intersection of Iron Mt rd and 244) go passed Mt Rushmore and keep on 244 until you run into hwy 16 going to Custer. Take a left at the stoplight the another left shortly thereafter on hwy 89. Continue up the hill until hwy 87 were you take another left. This road will take you passed Sylvan lake and on to the Needles. You will get to the Needles Eye and Cathedral Spires within a few miles.
    In my opinion this is the best route to catch the most scenery.
    Hope to see most of you in Deadwood.

    https://goo.gl/maps/f1JNbTvJDqJXNq98A
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    RapidSpyder, Thanks for all the effort you've put in to assist us in making the most of our time while down in Deadwood!
    Hope to see you there!

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