GSers the Black Hills WY/SD are endless.
OK, you can make up loop trips to no end here.;) AS you all get here to the Black Hills area, STOP and pick up one or two of the local Black Hills maps!!!!! This map is FREE. The map will show you most of the roads in the WY/SD Black Hills Area.:usa One trip you should do is from Four Corners. That is 18 miles North of Newcastle,WY on HW 85. Form Four Corners go East on the dirt to Deerfield,SD. So take road 810 to 110 into SD to Deerfield then East to Hill City,SD. That is a nice ride.:bolt Here is a Loop in Wyoming Black Hills that you can take, and also stop by Devils Tower. This could also be a fun trip. (Red, take fly rod ) From Gillette go to Moorcroft,WY. At exit 153 go North on dirt. This road will take you up to Oshoto,WY. From there you can go East and come out at HW 14 then East to HW 24 North to Devils Tower. Now back at Oshoto,WY you can keep going North, this will be the back side of Missouri Buttes and the Tower. Stay north to New Haven,WY. From there the road will swing to the East and bring you out at the pavement at Hulett,WY. From there you can go South 10 miles to the Tower, if you like. Now here is just some more dirt roads that you should know about. These roads will take you up into the N.F. of the Northern Black Hills. Just North from the Tower is road 847. Just South of Hulett,WY is 849. Now back at Hulett go east on HW 24. to you get to Alva,WY. One more road here is 859 South up in the Hills. Or keep East on HW 24 anothere 5 or 8 miles is road 838. Take 838 if you like all the way to Sundance,WY. Now if you don't take all the way South, take road 843 east that is up top still. Go 843 East down to HW 111. At 111 go South, tell you come out at I-90. There on the North side is a frontage road. Take the frontage road East. Now then between here an Beulah,WY is the Buffalo Jump PIT. Stop and take a look, your there anyway! Then on East to Beulah,WY. Here, also Exit 205 off of I-90 is a Blue ribbon trout stream. ( Red, still have your pole) Go South from here on road 863 it follows Sand Creek, that is a Spring Creek. Some good, but tough fishing is here in this spring creek! Now take 863 south to 141 to 875 into SD. Now in SD it is now called 175, stay on 175 witch passes over HW85. Stay on 175 onto you get to 231 south then to 117 south to 110. From here at 110 if you go East you will end up at Deerfield,SD. But you will go West back into Wyoming, tell you get to 810. 810 South is Bever Creek Road. Stay South 810 to you come out at HW 16. Go West to Newcastle,WY. Stop by the old Mill for some pie!:eat Now, after your full of pie. Go West HW 16 back to Moorcroft,WY. Yep then back West to Gillette.:laugh This is just one of lots, to see and do here in the Area! Richard
Some roads and things you should do on the way!
Let me add some roads that I think you may like. For some of you they may not be in your rout here because of your location to get here. If you can try theses. HW 28 over South Pass. HW 191 in and out of Utah. HW 130 over Medicine Bow Pass. Hw 34 from 30 over to I-25 North of Laramie,WY I like this little road. HW 487. HW 26 and see Fort Laramie. HW 85 from South to North. HW 116 all of it. You can make loops back to Gillette. HW 24. also HW112. HW 431 it's a nice short cut. Out from Powell HW 294 is all so a nice little short cut. HW 31 then South to Ten Sleep is a good Short cut around the back side of the Big Horn loop. First and most is have fun and Keep the good eye out for all the Wide life!!!!! The hole Area around here has very good ans scenic riding for All. There are many more roads to be had here. I do think that there are more MOA members that can put in many more places to see and do here. So add your rides here any time.:stick I'm sure that we all will enjoy them. Be Safe,:lurk Richard
Badlands Have Been Moved???
[QUOTE=kenk;257326]If your coming from Ontario, you may want to include the North Dakota Badlands in your route. They are one of the Wests best kept secrets and regularly bypassed by travelers. After the tragic loose of his wife, Teddy Roosevelt moved west to the solitude of Medora, where he cattle ranched. From that experience, he went on to known as a conservation president (although he loved to kill the critters) designating large sections of the America West into national parks.[/QUOTE]
I've been to the Badlands a number of times. I agree with Kenk, it is a great sight to see. However, I thought the Badlands were in South Dakota; not North Dakota? When did President Bush move them via Executive Order?
Hope to Get To the North Dakota Badlands Some Day
[QUOTE=kenk;257644]Funny guy. There's a South Dakota Badlands near Rapid City (best known) and a North Dakota Badlands just west of Dickinson. Although their official names are the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North and South Units, the locals still refer to them as the North Dakota Badlands. The names changed many years ago. I should have referred to them as the Theodore Roosevelt National Parks to avoid confusion for out of stater's -- another Dakota saying. When you get there, you will see they are very similar to the SD Badlands.
My favorite of all the Badlands is Theodore Roosevelt North Unit just south of Williston. I camped their several years ago and woke up with a heard of buffalo in my campsite. Deep gorges and beautiful landscape.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the information about the North Dakota Badlands at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Based upon your information, perhaps I'll get there this upcoming summer either to/from Gillette WY. Even though I've complained about the Gillette site selection, I plan on attending the '08 nat'l rally. I hope I'm wrong about Gillette, as well as the North Dakota Badlands.
RHarrod's first recommendation
Day Trip. Big Horn Loop from Gillette and back. This is a 400 mile loop. This includes two of the Wyoming's scenic byways - Bighorn Scenic Byway & Cloud Peak Skyway.