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    Rharrod
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    Lightbulb 08 Rally Roads!

    I will add some Roads for the ones coming to the 08 Rally, that may interest some of you. As well as some things in the Area to maybe do or see. I will add to this thread as I can. I'm at work this weakend, So I will See what roads I get time for. This is a place that You can also post good roads to ride here in N.E. Wyoming Area and all the states around that may be fun to hit on the way in or out from the rally! So Add your Road. From Gillette, there are a lot of good Loops to take, for day trips or a nice afternoon ride from here. Here is just one to start with. Day Trip. Big Horn Loop, From Gillette take HW14/16 North to Spotted Horse, Clearmont, and Ucross. Then take HW 14 to Sheridan,WY. Take I-90 up to Ranchester. Take HW14 to Burgess Jct. then Down threw Shell Cannon, also stop at the rest area to see the water falls. Then on down to Greybull,WY. Take HW 20 to Manderson then take 31 over to Ten Sleep,WY. Take HW16 up the South side of the Big Horns up to Medowlark lake then on up to Powder River Pass. Then Down to Buffalo,WY. Then 68 miles of I-90 back to Gillette. So there is one trip. Richard

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    Here's one more. Nice day trip over to Devils Tower. You can look at the map and see, there is like maybe five or six loops that you can do! All nice roads. Here is one short one. You can take I-90 East or HW14/16 East to Moorcroft,WY. Then take HW16 to Upton. From there take 116 up into Sundance,WY(yes, the Sundance kid) Now from here you can take HW14 west up to Devils Tower Junction. Nice Road with some outstanding shots of the Tower. Or you can go east from Sundance to Exit 199 HW 111 Aladdin,Wy turn off. SIDE TRIP East on the frontage road like four miles to the Buffalo Jump! This is a kill site that was used for many many year. The bottum of the pit is time line before white man cam to North America. OK, bake to the trip. Take HW111 to Aladdin. Then go West on HW 24 ( If you come in from S.D. you can take from Belle Fourche,S.D. West HW34 that is WY 24 in Wyoming) to the town of Hulet,Wy then onto Devils Tower Road and into the park. Then back out to HW 24 West to Tower Junction. Then West on HW 14 Back to Moorcroft,WY. Then back to the Rally. Add to the loop by going to Newcastle,WY the up HW 85 to Four Corners then 585 into Sundance! OR from Four Corners stay 85 to S.D.85 to 14ALT which is Spearfish Cannon road. Then Go Spearfish,S.D. up to Belle Fourche then West HW 34! So, be safe and go have some fun!! Richard

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    Thunder Basin Nat'l Grassland Loop

    OK, last one from me today. Gillette take HW 59 South to Wright,WY then just South to HW 450 East. If you need to cut it short take 116 North to Upton. Or stay 450 all the way into Newcastle,WY. If you have time stop in at the Mill for some pie. From there go west HW 16 to Moorocroft,WY then yes, West to Gillette. Now from Newcastle you can see from a map, you can pick up more loops! Ride safe, Richard

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    This is about the most constructive, useful thing I've read yet about the rally in Gillette. Congrats for some great info and thank you! If you have mileages for any of these routes that would help. But even more important - how far do you have to go for some good fly fishing for trout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    This is about the most constructive, useful thing I've read yet about the rally in Gillette. Congrats for some great info and thank you! If you have mileages for any of these routes that would help. But even more important - how far do you have to go for some good fly fishing for trout?
    I've fished Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile are which is near Casper about 2 hrs away from Gillette. Probably the most productive fishing trip I've ever taken.. Plenty of fish and all of them trophies. We didn't catch a fish under 18-20 inches.

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    Maybe someone will map these out in Google maps and post a link for us?

    That would be fantastic!!!
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    Rharrod
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    This is about the most constructive, useful thing I've read yet about the rally in Gillette. Congrats for some great info and thank you! If you have mileages for any of these routes that would help. But even more important - how far do you have to go for some good fly fishing for trout?
    Ok, I'm on my way out the door to go home. BUT here. If you just have to, here in Gillette is a fishing lake. All so down in Wright at the restarea. Here is one Blueribbon stream that is a small spring creek. It is in the Black Hill, at Beula,WY. That is East of Gillette all most at the state line and off of I-90. Go South at Exit 205. You will pass over the spring creek just before the exit. Yes, I said Blue ribbon. It is hard to fish as it is a spring creek. And 68 miles to the west is the Big Horn Mnts. Lakes and Small rivers/streams. and Yes, The rest of the state. Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!! Later Richard

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    Get wet here in Gillette!

    Here in Gillette, we have two nice pools if you get to Hot. One is the out door City pool up on the hill, by a nice city park with lots trees. The pool is open to all and is free!!! It is more of what I would call a Kids pool, but with a diving board I do be leave, but you may like to look it over. The Big pool is at the Rec center. The recenter is a full rec center with all the stuff. Hand ball, weights, and indoor track. Its down town off of HY59. It has a Big indoor lap size pool all so with diving boards. On the out side is a Big water slide for all to enjoy. The weather has to be good and temps I think over 70 degrees for the slide. Don't laugh some Summer days some years don't get to 70. One year for the Nationals high school finals rodeo, It was a cold summer and the people from the south had to buy jackets for them and blankets for there horses. and there was Snow up on the Big Horns in July. So, It can Happen. Also Here in Gillette, we have two Golf courses and One indoor putt putt Golf with batten cages. There is a small museum called the Rock Pile Museum to go see. It has a little bit of history about the town. Some nice parks in town. You can get on I-90 and go out to your big lake east of Gillette,which is a State Park called Keyhole State Park. Go boating, fish, swimming and party. Yes they have overnight camping out there if you like. Richard

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    Woolly Mammoths

    I have already said something about the Buffalo Jump between Sundance and Beulah,WY off of I-90. Here is a BIG indoor site. This Is a must see if you like this sort of thigh. It is in the Black Hills. Hot Springs, S.D. From Gillette go East to Newcastle then stay East on HW 16 into S.D. to Custer. Then go South HW 385 to Hot Springs. Then to the Woolly Mammoth site. http://www.mammothsite.com/default.htm You may also like to try the Evens Plunge indoor pool. http://www.evansplunge.com/ So Have fun! Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoone View Post
    I've fished Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile are which is near Casper about 2 hrs away from Gillette. Probably the most productive fishing trip I've ever taken.. Plenty of fish and all of them trophies. We didn't catch a fish under 18-20 inches.
    Ditto on this one!

    Most of these 18 inch + trout are brook trout! I've fished Miracle Mile a few times, and always left with my limit! ymmmmm 1

    In a pan of fried onion in bacon grease cornmeal brook trout!

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    Battlefields Trails and a Loop!

    Ok, there is a lot of History here in the Area. Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage, Oregon, and the Bozeman Trails are all here in this area. The Bozeman Trail came up just South West of Gillette, and crossed now what is HW 387. Up along the Big Horns and into Montana. There where a lot of Indian battles in this Area. From Gillette, Go west to Buffalo,WY. Or you can take HY 14/16 North out of Gillette and loop around to the base of the Big Horns. Over there try 194 to Story,WY. Here is Fort Phil Kearny, and also the Wagon Box fight of 1887. Do stop in at the Wagon Box INN for a nice meal. Look all around Buffalo and Sheridan Area it is rich with history. Ever here of the Johnson County War! Now for a big loop. Try HW14 North to Sheridan,WY then I-90 North into Montana. Tell you get to HW 212. This is at Custer's last stand the Little Big Horn Battlefield. After you see that take HW 212 East to Broadus,MT. Then South on HW 59 back into Gillette,Wy. Well thats one more thing to do and see. Richard

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    Rharrod
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    Quote Originally Posted by redclfco View Post
    Ditto on this one!

    Most of these 18 inch + trout are brook trout! I've fished Miracle Mile a few times, and always left with my limit! ymmmmm 1

    In a pan of fried onion in bacon grease cornmeal brook trout!

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    South West Loop!

    I need to go to bed, But just one more. Small Loop. Go west to Buffalo,WY then South take 196 South to Kaycee,WY. Then East on 192 past Linch to HW 387 East to HW 50. Then North by the Pumpkin Buttes and into Gillette. Nice little ride. Richard


















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    Guess that GS road?

    Rharrod,

    This summer I took the first exit I came to heading west from the camplex on 90. I took a dirt road EXACTLY 25 miles west on I-90 off an exit, then led a hundred yards or so to a dirt road that meandered east up and over some substantial hills. It was not marked private, but didn't exactly say "come in" but I assume in western egress tort law this means it's ok to ride! Wide and rolling, no houses steep in spots but had a view to die for of the beautiful high prairie surrounding Gillette and looking west towads the Bighorns.

    I rode it about 8 miles, then turned back, but would love to add this one to your list IF it's a legit road that won't get a bunch of Beemers in trouble if we were to ride it in mass!

    Do you know where the heck I was? What’s your thoughts?Where does it go?
    Last edited by redclfco; 10-27-2007 at 02:02 PM.

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    Rharrod
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    Quote Originally Posted by redclfco View Post
    Rharrod,

    This summer I took the first exit I came to heading west from the camplex on 90. I took a dirt road EXACTLY 25 miles west on I-90 off an exit, then led a hundred yards or so to a dirt road that meandered east up and over some substantial hills. It was not marked private, but didn't exactly say "come in" but I assume in western egress tort law this means it's ok to ride! Wide and rolling, no houses steep in spots but had a view to die for of the beautiful high prairie surrounding Gillette and looking west towads the Bighorns.

    I rode it about 8 miles, then turned back, but would love to add this one to your list IF it's a legit road that won't get a bunch of Beemers in trouble if we were to ride it in mass!

    Do you know where the heck I was? WhatÔÇÖs your thoughts?Where does it go?
    Hi Red, mmmm, I will have to take a look at maybe a County map. There are some dirt County Roads open. County Roads will be ok. There is one from Gillette North West up to Arvada a long side the Railroad tracks. It maybe somedays before I can take a look, Im working four 14 hour days into three 12 hour night shifts. Maybe someone will jump in and help! Maybe someone will find it on the internet. Yes, there should be some Dirt/paved Loops as well. Here is one. I-90 west to the Powder River rest area. Then go North to Arvada. Richard ------------) (NOTE. The road from Gillette, along the tracks. I have found out that the public access has been taken away, by one of the ranchers up by Arvada. SORRY)
    Last edited by Rharrod; 10-30-2007 at 05:27 PM. Reason: The road up to Arvada, is now Closed to the public!

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