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The Vanocker Canyon Loop is a fun ride that starts in Sturgis and travels South all the way to Rapids City.  In Rapids City, riders climb up Skyline Drive before making a stop at Dinosaur Park.


Next, descend and head back Northwest for a twisty side trip to Silver City.  Leaving Silver City, this route continues North to Deadwood for a stop at Mount Moriah Cemetery, the final resting place of many historic frontier figures.


The final leg of this route is a short ride from Deadwood to Sturgis.


Approximate Mileage:  115 Miles


Estimated Riding Time:  3.25 Hours


Road Surface:  Paved





  • Sturgis - Sturgis Motorcycle Museum
  • Deadwood - Mount Moriah Cemetery, Wild Bill Hickok Statue
  • Rapids City - Skyline Drive, Dinosaur Park


Motorcycle Rides, Black Hills, Sturgis, Nemo, Rapids City, Silver City, Deadwood, Lead

Vanocker Canyon 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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