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The Steelville Salem Loop is located in Southeast Missouri.  Starting in Steelville and heading South through the low hills and fields.  Like most roads in the Ozarks, there are more curves than straight stretches.  This tour quickly enters the Mark Twain National Forest and the roads become curvier and hillier as it approaches Viburnum.


After Viburnum, the route continues South and rolls through hills and valleys to Bunker.  After Bunker the route turns back North and zig zags around before emerging from the National Forest near Salem.  From Salem, riders continue North and West, and even though it is no longer in the National Forest, the curves are just as good as those inside the Forest.


This fun route continues North all the way to St. James before turning East to Cuba and then returning to the starting point in Steelville.

Motorcycle Rides, Missouri, Ozarks, Cuba, St James, Cook Station, Cherryville, Salem, Bunker, Bixby

Location:   Southeast Missouri

Approximate Mileage:   160 miles

Estimated Riding Time:   3.5 Hours 

Surface:   Paved



Historic Route 66

Steelville:  Lead Line Rail and Trail Museum

Bunker:  Marcoot Tower

St. James:  St. James Tourist Information Center, Rosati Towersite

Steelville Salem Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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