Needles Hwy Ride
Constructed in 1922 as the impossible road by many critics, today it is one of the most sought after stretches of pavement for the motorcycle community
Constructed in 1922 as the impossible road by many critics, today it is one of the most sought after stretches of pavement for the motorcycle community. Set in South Dakota's Black Hills just south of the famous Mt. Rushmore, this famous highway is full of twists, turns, tunnels, and huge granite spirals peaking out of the hills.
This is by far one of the most impressionable scenic roads I think any motorcyclist can ride. Set with granite peaks and lush green grass, I can't believe how incredible the surroundings are. There’s an abundance of wildlife to see and make sure to take care as you enter into the Custer State Park, as buffalo are often spotted if not holding up traffic by being in the roadway.
There is a $10 fee for motorcycles to travel the 87 and only cash is accepted!
From the 16 between Hill City and Custer City look for the needles sign and turn onto the 87 i.e. Needles Hwy. You can also access 87 by taking 16 south just outside Keystone to the 36. Take a right towards Custer and you’ll take another right on 87 towards Hill City via the Needles Hwy.