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Old 01-17-2019, 11:12 PM
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Headed to Glacier National Park in July for a weeks trip, going to take the southern route and stop in Deadwood for a couple days, then on to Glacier, on the way home going to take the northern route through North Dakota, does anyone know if there is anything worth stopping to see or do on the way home through North Dakota?
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Hey Dan hope you have a Great Trip! Sorry but I've only been through ND once and it was a whole lot of flat landscape and almost no people.

OTOH at the east side of Glacier in St. Mary you definitely want to check out this restaurant:

Johnson's of St. Mary - Seasonal, long-running eatery in a log cabin-style space making hearty, homey American meals.

It's not visible from the road. You have to go on Red Eagle Road and then take a sharp right at the Campground.
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I've heard it can be hard to find a motel when you're near the oil fields in western ND.
The oil fields are in the Williston area.
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In the NE corner of ND there's a Missile Early Warning System and several abandoned missile sites.


This is near Concrete ND south of hwy 5.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/FPQ-16_PARCS





Missile site on hwy 5 between Langdon and Cavalier.










On the north edge of Nekoma, south of Langdon.
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Lee, I can't believe you posted these pictures. You should probably start listening for black helicopters.
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Lee, I can't believe you posted these pictures. You should probably start listening for black helicopters.




When I was taking pictures of the radar unit I kept looking over my shoulder
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The Roosevelt parks are worth visiting.

The southern one has a nice loop worth riding with buffalo herds and wild horses.

And nearby there is a small touristy town with a wild west feel.

Camping and RV parking are available in the parks.

And the parks include "badlands".

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Re: Glacier National Park

When you go through the park, stop and take one of the tour cars over the pass so you can enjoy it. Then go over on your bike. You get the best of both experiences. On your bike you will not be able to look around as much as needed to really enjoy it.
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When you go through the park, stop and take one of the tour cars over the pass so you can enjoy it..




I would like to do that if we ever go back.


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Hav'n riden from Deluth(Aerostich) to Glacier via Rt 2 on my way to Alaska.. I recall Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Williston and Minot..
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Re: Glacier National Park

Return on US2, as mentioned the Teddy Roosevelt parks are worth the stop in ND.
The bus tour in Glacier is well worth it, and of course a stop at the "Johnson's" in Ste Mary's.

The only place that had a 180/55-17 within 150 miles of North Western ND was Arnie's Kawasaki in Williston, ND on BR US2, the roads in Montana tend to be the equivalent cheese graters (1100 mile from home and at the wear bars)

A stop at Aerostitch in Duluth is a must before you head south, but why not do the north shore of Lake Superior (bring your passport) cross into the US at Sault Ste Marie, cross the Mackinaw bridge and follow the eastern shore of Lake Michigan to home
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Re: Glacier National Park

Did a similar trip on my K1200S back in 2007. Glacier was spectacular - especially the mountain goats and big horns on the hike to Hidden Lake at Logan Pass. Lot's of grizzlies in the swiftcurrent area. St. Mary lake at sunrise was quite a sight.

As others have mentioned, the Roosevelt parks are worthy of a stop and not too far from I94 if that's the route you're taking. Are you heading through S. Dakota? If so, Iron Mountain Road near Custer State park is a fun ride. There are a few good roads through the Black Hills between Rapid City and Sturgis. Badlands was pretty cool as well.

Also, don't know if you'll be anywhere near the Beartooth Parkway near Red Lodge, Montana on your way to Glacier, but it's a great road.

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There's also a tour boat on the park's lake.
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Headed to Glacier National Park in July for a weeks trip, going to take the southern route and stop in Deadwood for a couple days, then on to Glacier, on the way home going to take the northern route through North Dakota, does anyone know if there is anything worth stopping to see or do on the way home through North Dakota?




I asked that question for years, and the best I came up with was to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is split into two sections, with the lower one straddling the interstate. That's the one you must see. (It's right there!) Plan on spending at least 4 hours doing the southern loop, if you actually stop at the overlooks and so forth. Buffalo and prairie dogs are plentiful.






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Re: Glacier National Park

Thanks guys for all the suggestions talking it over with my buddy, so far Rt. 2 is a definite for most of the ride home, I’ve been told we will really enjoy it. Definatley going to hit Johnson’s of ST. Mary, I had another buddy suggest staying in Hungry Horse, says its really a neat little town. Hoping to have time to do the tour bus, that looks really cool! Looking forward to ride the SUN ROAD too.
Currently with it being -10 below hear in Illinois this trip seems so far away, but I did get some good news, Seth Laam sent me pictures of my reconstructed seat today and its on its way back to me, the seat looks awesome and should be so much more comfortable for the long trips. I’ll post some pictures when it arrives.
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Are you heading through S. Dakota? There are a few good roads through the Black Hills between Rapid City and Sturgis. Badlands was pretty cool as well.
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https://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm

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Routs are taking shape, looking like we are going to pass on Deadwood now, since we just spent a week there a couple years ago. Instead going to ride further the second day to Billings Montana, stay there for two nights, so we can ride the Bear tooth Highway and get closer to the glacier. Is there any suggestions for must Dos? Really will only have one full before we head to Glacier.
Beartooth highway is a definant, to start that day. Maybe that will take the whole day
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I'm planning a motorcycle trip to Glacier Natl Park in 2020 so I'll be keeping close watch on this thread for ideas of where to ride and what to see. I'll be hauling my bike from PA and then riding when I get there.
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Maybe that will take the whole day
Not unless you ride like a Granny. It didn't take me all day in a 36' RV. But you have the last laugh, I'd have LOVED to have been on my motorcycle that day.
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Trust me, dont ride like a granny! Just dont have a clue on the unknown!
But there will be a Harley rider with us, actually two, but he has a V-Rod dont really consider that a Harley, more of a Porsche, that bike kicks ass!
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so we can ride the Bear tooth Highway




Before Beartooth, Alt 14 and Chief Joseph 296 are nice roads.
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Before Beartooth, Alt 14 and Chief Joseph 296 are nice roads.


What Lee said.

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