Great ride and not much traffic.
The service at the restaurant in Gran Marius is horrible.
- Terry Williams (9/8/12)
I rode this road on 8/4/12.
I am pleased to announce that the pavement is smooth and well marked from Grand Marais to Munising.
It is well maintained and the foliage is cut back from the edge of the pavement.
The Bear Trap Inn looked interesting but I did not stop.
This is my favorite road of the UP so far!
- Brent Graybill (8/9/12)
We started in Grand Marais and rode to Munising.
The first 20 or so miles out of Grand Marais made us feel like we were in a motorcycle commercial.
It was the best ride we had on our trip from Nebraska to the U.P.
- Jamie F. (8/14/11)
My buddy and I rode this road west to east on Saturday morning, July 23, 2011.
The whole run is great but the newly-paved section, closest to Grand marais is just spectacular.
We were on Yamaha FJR 1300's and we enjoyed a nice 'pace' through the twists/turns.
The new section has a perfect surface and fresh/clear markings.
It also has a great field of view, because they cleared the trees back, so you can see far ahead.
We stopped at the soon-to-be-completed (8/11) rest stop with scenic overlook.
During the 15 minutes we were there, only 1 car passed.
I think we just got lucky with the low traffic, as I'm sure as riders find out about this beautiful road, it will get congested.
We have ridden so many nice roads in the Midwest and this one is certainly at the top of our list!
I called it the 'Country-Club of Roads'.
It's worth the trip up there to ride.
- Bob L., Brookfield, IL (8/2/11)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has some scenic overlooks.
I passed one bar/restaurant. There are no gas stations.
The big plus is the quality of the pavement (I was told the last section of road was paved only a couple of years ago and it shows), the overall lack of traffic (at least when I went through, though, I heard it can be crowded) and there are definitely some twisty sections.
It was the best ride I had in the U.P.
- Nick Sloane (7/26/11)