As you continue to ride your motorcycle through Iron Mountain Road and the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, you will come across Needles Highway.
Needles is a 14 mile ride through beautiful pine trees and granite formations that are shaped like needles. More tight turns and tunnels make this a must for your “bucket list” of motorcycle roads especially when visiting Custer State Park or during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
In 2012, I had Needles Highway to myself, since it was the week before the Sturgis Rally. However, in 2015, since it was the 75th Anniversary of Sturgis, it was somewhat crowded in the picturesque spots even a week in advance.