Road Rube Rides
Deadwood to Custer on 385
Distance: 54 miles
Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Highway 385 is the scenic expressway through the Black Hills
Highway 385 through runs north-south through the Black Hills. This ride is recorded from Lead to Custer, but 385 will take you all the way to Hot Springs.
385 basically takes you past everything (or at least to the road that will take you there) you’ll want to see in the Black Hills. It is miles of Black Hills scenery at 55 mph for the majority of the way. It’s not particularly curvy or interesting from a riding perspective, but it gets you through the Hills a little faster and more directly (as opposed to riding around on the interstate).
The Bottom Line
On your trip to the Black Hills you will inevitably wind up on 385 at some point.