BEAVER PARK 82″ DRIVE

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HORSE SOLDIER ROAD FORT MEADE RECREATION AREA

The Black Hills National Forest calls them forest service roads, but some riders call them 82′ non-width restricted trails. Many of these forest service roads are trail-like!

These are the trails the wider machines can legally use. Some of these trails are open year-round. These are the trails that often take you into the mystery and history of the Black Hills.

There are over 3,000 miles of these forest service road, 82″ non-width restricted trail-like trails. These trails are numbered on the MVUM, with three digit numbers like 201 or 201 2A.

Use Bethlehem Road and head West. Many places in the Black Hills have Forest Service roads that look like and ride like trails. This drive has many of these Forest Service roads. Water features including creeks that you can drive by and through (Deadman’s Creek) are abundant.

High peaks and numerous canyons are found in this area. To experience it all you may have to drive on Vanocker Canyon road, a highway.

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT OFFERS PROFESSIONAL AND LICENSED ATV UTV TOUR GUIDES.

This is a favorite drive for me after a Black Hills rain. Even on the wettest days these trails will be dry. However use caution when you see “flood hazard” signs.

Veterans Peak and Elk Canyon overlooks are destinations to watch for.

Cave Man is the name of a cave destination in the area.

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

In this area you may also run into “rock crawler routes.” These trails are “technical” and are not family friendly. Trails 8035 and 8036 are designated for rock crawler vehicles.

AFTER A GREAT DAY OF RIDING, STAY AT THE CREEK – WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT.

A negative for this ride are the numerous indications of private property along the route. Traveling too far past the end of a trail may put you into someones back yard. Even though, you will not see many other vehicles during your ride.

Also many trails are dead ends and will require back tracking. Trail 171.1 is a dead end but when the Wildlife Protection Area gate is open it will take you into Sturgis.

You can sneak into the back of Sturgis on 139.1, via. Bulldog Canyon Road, Pleasant Valley Drive and then the BLM road through the Fort Meade Recreation area. There is a Centennial Trail (Marcotte) Trailhead at the Sturgis end of BLM road which is a great alternative parking area.

Drive by or stop to honor the Black Hills National Cemetery. Another cemetery is the Fort Meade National Cemetery. You might even view some history at the Curley Grimes gravesite, or the VFW Memorial Chapel.

Visit the Fort Meade Ghost Town or search the trails for a General Custer campsite.

Creeks in the area are the Little Elk Creek and Elk Creek.

If your into hiking, the Little Elk Creek Trail will take you to White Gate Rock and Red Gate Rock. These two points were important navigation points for the old railroad that traversed the valley.

Because the area is near Camp 5 Trailhead, Dalton Lake and Nemo, this favorite ride could be part of many days of riding.

Connecting rides include; Camp 5 Ride, Dalton Lake Ride, and the Stageyard Ride

The Piedmont Trailhead is a good parking place for this ride(see details below).

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Places to Visit:

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY

CAVE MAN

CURLEY GRIMES GRAVE

CUSTER CAMP

DEADMAN CREEK WATER CROSSING TRAIL 168.1B

ELK CREEK

FORT MEADE GHOST TOWN

FORT MEADE NATIONAL CEMETERY

LITTLE ELK CREEK

LITTLE ELK CREEK TRAIL

RED GATE ROCK

8035 8036 ROCK CRAWLING ROUTE

VETERANS PEAK

VETERANS PEAK TOWER

VFW Memorial Chapel

WHITE GATE ROCK

DALTON LAKE NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

Other Places to Visit:

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:

PIEDMONT TRAILHEAD

CAMP 5 TRAILHEAD

Connecting Favorite Drives:

CAMP 5 DRIVE

CAMP 5 DRIVE

CUSTER PEAK DRIVE

CUSTER PEAK DRIVE

DALTON LAKE DRIVE

DALTON LAKE DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE

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