There is a lot of open space to find your gravel adventure. Hughes County has the traditional grid of rural gravel roads, and the Fort Pierre National Grassland south of Fort Pierre includes rolling gravel roads in Jones and Lyman counties. Some sample Strava rides below show popular routes.
DRY RUN ROAD LOOP
This route combines a section of the aggregate surface Lewis & Clark Recreational Trail with rural county gravel road. The short climb on Dry Run Road is called "The Beast" segment on Strava for a reason.
This tour around the two communities is a mixed surface route of gravel, dirt and asphalt. You can even include some of the West Shore MTB singletrack on your way by. Mud Road is named for a reason, so best to avoid it after a rain.
GRASSLANDS GRAVEL ADVENTURES
Miles and miles of gravel road are out there on the Fort Pierre National Grassland. Most are single lane, but traffic is sparse. There are a variety of ways to turn the route shown into shorter loops of 20 or 30 miles depending on the turns you take. We recommend getting a map at the US Forest Service office in Fort Pierre for detailed route planning.