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garmp

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Posted: 08/18/21 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Heading out to the badlands for the first time and heard about some of the roads, tunnels, etc and their limitations. We have a 26'Class C and am trying to find routes we can take. Is there a web site we can get this info. Rather not leave it up to the GPS when we get there, but rather know what to expect before hand.
So, looking for websites, etc to help with routing.

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A trucker's Atlas is something you should have for your travels.


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RV Trip Wizard lets you input the size and weight of your unit and then only plots routes safe for that RV.

Frankly I found the Truckers Atlas to be less than uhelpful.


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I've been trying this one lately, seems ok so far
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garmp wrote:

Heading out to the badlands for the first time and heard about some of the roads, tunnels, etc and their limitations. We have a 26'Class C and am trying to find routes we can take. Is there a web site we can get this info. Rather not leave it up to the GPS when we get there, but rather know what to expect before hand.
So, looking for websites, etc to help with routing.

thanks


where in the "badlands"?


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You will have tunnels, hairpins, etc in Custer State Park, not Badlands.

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We were in both the Black Hills and Badlands NP a few weeks ago. We used the Visitor's Bureau free map extensively. The whole area is very well signed!
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While there we saw many 40' Class A on the main road loop in Badlands. I'd rather not take my 30' trailer but it's not impossible.

The Black Hills area has 3 roads that are not for anything of any size. They are fantastic scenic roads that are very well signed and far from necessary. 8 - 9' wide and 8 - 11' tall tunnels are far worse than the tight corners and 'pig tail' overpasses, even in my pickup. Bypass the Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, and Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway and you will have a great time!

https://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/2737-needles-eye.html


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Thanks for that link, RickLight! I bookmarked it!


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First off, OK Custer SP. and/or where ever. My quest is to find a way to put in parameters to google maps, or such a site/app, easily to help define a decent/safe route without retracing steps.
Guess what I'm saying is, is there a way to put such parameters into google maps, or similar, to avoid those hazards?

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The respective park pages should tell you all you need. Except for the Black Hills themselves, South Dakota is flat prairie, and all state and federal numbered highways should be just fine.

https://www.nps.gov/badl/planyourvisit/directions.htm

The Badlands is an eroded river valley(s), and all sightseeing is from overlooks along the rim. The parks page describes one paved rim road, and a couple of gravel alternatives. You can also enquire at the the visitor center.

https://gfp.sd.gov/csp-scenic-drives/

Custer has some scenic drives with tunnels - those dimensions are given on this park page.

https://gfp.sd.gov/userdocs/docs/custer-map.pdf

The park map shows tunnels in the surrounding area, including a few on the drive toward Rushmore.

Parks also have visitor guides (often large format newspaper like ones) with maps and road information. These can also be found online.

https://gfp.sd.gov/userdocs/docs/tatanka_2021.pdf

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