Deadwood Bicycles - 180 Sherman Street - Deadwood, South Dakota - 605.578.1345

Rochford Road - Out and Back

How to Get There - Riding Directions
Aladdin Loop  -   Vanocker Loop  -   Spearfish Canyon  -   Rochford Road

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Spoke - Seperator

How To Get There

From Lead/Deadwood proceed five (5) miles south on Hwy 85. Turn left at Hwy 17, Rochford Road. Within a few hundred yards you can park in the snowmobile parking area, just past the snow plow grading/gravel pit.

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Spoke - Seperator

Riding Directions

Proceed south, left, out of the parking area down Rochford Road. Some rolling climbs and smooth decents will take you past the Englewood Cemetary and Lead Country Club. A good climb takes you toward the historic location of Dumont about 5 miles into the ride. Aspen forests flank you as you make your way toward Nahant. A sharp chicane is followed by a short roller and a longer descent. A short climb is followed by a second climb before the final open valley that takes you into Pennington Country and down toward Rochford.

Once in town turn left on the Mystic Road and take it to the end for an extra mile on the odometer, the pavement ends abruptly at the bottom of the switchbacks.

Climb back toward town and stop at Moonshine Gulch to say hi to Betsy and fuel up on water or snacks. The first three miles out of town are uphill, and the climbs are much longer than on the way down.

  • Approximately 30 miles
  • Rolling terrain, hilly, fast drops
  • Predominately downhill to Rochford with a few climbs
  • Predominately up from Rochford with a few decents
  • Rochford can be significantly cooler
  • Sites: The town of Rochford, Dumont, Beautiful Pasteurs, the Mickelson Trail

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