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UP Loop through Pictured Rocks

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 615 miles / 989.7 km
  • Ride Time: 3 days
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $46.74
  • State: Michigan
Submitted by:
ls20701

we did this in an easy 3 days but it would have been a great 4 day trip to explore other side roads. This route takes you throughthe Tunnel of Trees (M-119) north of Harbor Springs, across the Mackinaw Bridge (easy for those of you nervous about the bridge)and then a nice loop around the eastern UP. The best ride in Michigan is the newly paved H58 along the Picture Rocks Scenic area from Munising to Grand Marais. This map doesn't show the exact route of H58 but its a 41 mile route of perfect curves, low traffic, heavily wooded area, with no houses or distractions. It by far out classes the Tunnel of Trees. There are plenty of places to stay along the route so that you can stop when you get tired. The roads in the UP are the best kept Michigan secret, by far in better shape that those in the lower pennisula. Take the time to stop along the route to check out all the unique road side things you see. Its well worth it.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Michigan. This motorcycle route has 5 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by ls20701 in September. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by ls20701

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Ride Scenery:

BeachesFall ColorsLakesForestRural

Best Time to Go

Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadRolling HillsLight TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

bmwgsrider says:

H58 is a must-do ride for anyone who loves sweepers and twisties. We rode this newly-paved road last June and wished we lived closer by so we could do it again and again. The views of Lake Superior are stunning and like the reviewer said, there are plenty of great places to pull over. I've never done a road this twisty before. It was exhausting in the most marvelous way.
Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM






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