5 Scenic Motorcycle Rides from Sturgis, South Dakota

Time to start preparing for one of the most iconic motorcycle events of the year: the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!


52 miles from Sturgis, South Dakota. A one-way drive time from Sturgis to Mount Rushmore is about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial


67 miles through the southern Black Hills, takes around an hour and a half. If you’re looking to visit the memorial after exploring Mount Rushmore, it’s an additional 18-mile drive that will take you around 40 minutes.

Crazy Horse Memorial


Scenic rides include: – Badlands Loop: This scenic loop showcases over ten different overlook stops. – Sage Creek Rim Road: This dirt road features bison, prairie dogs, bighorn, and birds. – South Unit: Enjoy beautiful views of table mesas, landscapes, and wildlife.

Badlands National Park


Located northwest of Sturgis in Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, the ride is approximately 81 miles. Devil’s Tower is an hour and twenty minutes from Sturgis.

Devil’s Tower National Monument


59 miles southwest of Sturgis, it takes about an hour and ten minutes to reach. It’s a 14-mile road that takes you through Custer State Park, around an additional 40-minute drive from Mount Rushmore.

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