If you’re a motorcycle owner, you probably already know all about the sense of freedom it offers. This kind of road trip is a much better way to get close to the beauty of nature than being behind the wheel of a car. The question isn’t whether to drive on four wheels or two, it’s probably where to go. These journeys are some of the very best motorcycle road trips you can take in the United States.
The Black Hills, South Dakota (Hotel Prices & Photos)
As most bike owners know, the Black Hills of South Dakota is a world-renowned region that hosts the famous Sturgis Rally. During the rally, which dates back to the 1930s, every town within 100 miles of Sturgis, including places like Deadwood, Custer and Hill City, as well as one of the country’s largest and most scenic state parks: Custer State Park, is filled with motorcycles and their riders. Of course, you can go anytime the weather cooperates, rolling across places like the park’s Needles Highway, a 67-mile-route filled with switchbacks and tight curves, as well as three tunnels designed to frame Mount Rushmore, making it one of the best. Along the way, take a break at beautiful Sylvan Lake – jump in for a dip or rent a boat and paddle around.