Motorcycle Rally Ride to Little Devils Tower
this shorter Sturgis Rally ride you'll go by a trailhead
leading Little Devils Tower. It's a smaller version
of the famous one in the Wyoming Black Hills.
You can hike the trail to top if you have a couple
hours. You'll get some nice views on top of this rock
mountain. It makes a pleasant diversion to stretch
Lake on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Ride
up the road is Sylvan Lake. There is a parking lot
there and it's an easy place to take a break. A small
gift shop stands by the lake.
There is also a nice rustic hall building that makes
a great place for a wedding reception. You may or
may not want to keep this bit of information confidential
from the person you're with. Or, the little paddle
boats down on Sylvan Lake are available to those regressing
lake in the Black Hills at the Sturgis Motorcycle
Lake is the highest lake in the Black Hills. And it's
quite scenic with the rock formations in and at the
edge of the water.
If you walk over by the small dam, you can follow
the Sunday Gulch Trail down the stream and into the
watershed below. It's short but steep, and very beautiful.
The scent of riparian vegetation wafts up out of the
earth down there.
You'll head up and back on Hwy 87 to go north back
toward, but not to, Hill City. The road switch-backs
down the mountain with hairpin turns along the way.
It's great - a Sturgis Motorcycle Rally highlight.
Motorcycle Rally Ride to Horsethief Lake
a couple miles the Palmer Gulch turnoff branches off
to the right. It's a pretty ride that mostly only
locals know about. But it is gravel. If you want to
stay on the pavement, go up a couple more miles to
Hwy 16A heading towards Mt Rushmore and Keystone.
You'll go by Horsethief Lake. It's on the edge of
the Black Elk Wilderness which has a system of hiking
trails. The road on this part of the Sturgis Motorcycle
Rally Best Short Ride goes up to Mt Rushmore National
Memorial. There is more on Mt Rushmore at our main
Mt Rushmore sections at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Motorcycle Rally Best Short Ride near Keystone