Originally Posted by CaptnJim
We lived in the Black Hills for almost 30 years. It has some GREAT motorcycle roads! Seems that many people only experience that area on two wheels during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally... and it's bumper to bumper type traffic on all the best roads. September is my favorite time in the Black Hills... the tourons are mostly gone, the weather is still great, and you have all those twisty roads pretty much to yourself.
We had lots of fun there. We went from Sheridan up the Little Bighorn River to the battlefield and then came across to Belle Fourche along US212. We stayed there for a couple of days, then stayed in Hill City for three more days, not enough time... Still, we saw Devil's Tower and rode Spearfish Canyon, the Needles Highway and the Iron Mountain Road, as well as a few more.
This is an impressive thing, Devil's Tower. It's as big as it is weird.
Spearfish Canyon was lots of fun, coming back to Belle Fourche from Devil's Tower.
Custer State Park Wildlife Loop. We saw more tourists than wildlife, but it was a very nice drive.
This was so cool. I have to salute Norbeck, who was instrumental in making the Black Hills a destination, and who laid the highway deliberately so this tunnel would frame the carvings on Mt.Rushmore.
We never made it to the Badlands, so we'll have to go back.