ROCHFORD/MYSTIC 62″ RIDE

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The 6800 set of 62″ trails are a great set of trails for scenery and trail quality.

Whenever I have the opportunity to take young people on the trails, I choose the Rochford area. Here is an area filled with mining and railroad history that in some places is still quite evident. Look for an old restored church. Look for evidence of mining and old cabins.

Three hidden graves, now marked, tell the fate of a family tragedy.

RALLY with us the weekend of Sept 9-12, at the STURGIS OFFROAD RALLY.

In 1938, new development work was done on the Yellow Bird Mine.

A 50-ton flotation mill was built to mill oxidized ore near Meyersville. Part of the structure still stands within sight of the trail.

Other standing buildings include; the George Frink Cabin, the Long Draw Cabins, Lookout Mill, Meyerville cabin, Mccahan Chapel, Mystic Cabin, Rochford Chapel and Rochford Cabins. There is even an old waterwheel in the area.

The Camp F-1 CCC camp was located here.

Other evidence of mining history include; Yellowbird Mine, Divide Lode mine and the George Frink mine.

Castle Creek is a beautiful feature of the area and Rapid Creek falls is a great place to stop for a picnic.

If you have time for a hamburger stop at Moonshine Gulch Saloon. If you want to do some shopping try the Small of America.

Evidence of a historic railroad exists at Tunnel A, B, C, and D. Hike to these if you have time.

Ghost towns in the area include; Alta Ghost Town, Canyon City Ghost Town, Fair View Ghost Town, Mystic Ghost Town, Ochre City Ghost Town, Rochford Ghost Town, Meyerville Ghost Town and Castletown Ghost Town.

Many waterfalls include; Mystic waterfall, Tunnel waterfall and the splendid Rapid Creek Falls.

A great place to stay and ride straight to the trails, is MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT.

The Bell Park Cemetery provides some glimpses into history.

Some natural features to watch for are the SD Rain Forest, and Castle Peak.

If you are in to hiking, the Daugherty Gold Trailhead for Trail #40 is found here.

AFTER A GREAT DAY OF RIDING, RELAX AT THE WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT CREEK-SIDE PAVILLION.

There are width restrictive trails on the Rochford Mystic Ride.

Connecting rides include: Black Fox Ride and Redfern Ride.

Parking for this ride is found at the intersection of Rochford Road and Mystic Road.

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Places to Visit:

BELL PARK CEMETERY

ALTA GHOST TOWN

CAMP F-1

CANYON CITY GHOST TOWN

CASTLE CREEK

CASTLE PEAK

CASTLE PEAK FIRE TOWER

DAUGHERTY GULCH TRAIL HEAD DEERFIELD #40

FAIR VIEW GHOST TOWN

CASTLETOWN GHOST TOWN

DIVIDE LODE MINE

GEORGE FRINK CABIN

GEORGE FRINK MINE

MYSTIC WATERFALL

LONG DRAW CABIN

LOOKOUT MILL

MEYERVILLE CABIN

MEYERVILLE GHOST TOWN

MYSTIC FAMILY GRAVES

MYSTIC GHOST TOWN

OCHRE CITY GHOST TOWN (view from FS 204)

RAPID CREEK FALLS

ROCHFORD GHOST TOWN

ROCKFORD CABIN

MYSTIC CABIN

MYSTIC CHAPEL

ROCHFORD II CABIN

ROCHFORD CHAPEL

SOUTH DAKOTA RAIN FOREST

TUNNEL A

TUNNEL B

TUNNEL WATERFALL

TUNNEL C MICKELSON TRAIL

TUNNEL C MICKELSON HIKING TRAIL

TUNNEL D MICKELSON TRAIL

TUNNEL D MICKELSON HIKING TRAIL

WATERWHEEL

YELLOW BIRD MINE

JAMES COCHRAN MILL

CASTLE PEAK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND


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Other Places to Visit:

WILD BILL’S CAMPGROUND & CABINS

WILD BILL’S CAMPGROUND & CABINS

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY


STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

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Trailhead:

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC TRAILHEAD

Connecting Favorite Rides:

BLACKFOX RIDE

BLACKFOX RIDE

REDFERN RIDE

RILEY HILL RIDE

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Parking Map: 44.1072,-103.6529


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