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Needles Highway Poll Question….

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So after spending about a month on this forum, it was finally my turn to drive on the Needles

Highway (87). So we did today morning. Right from the start to about Legion Lake, around 17 miles.

Question to all who have driven on this road once:

Would you ever do it again? My answer would be heck no….what say you?

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Why not? We travel next week to South Dakota and we are excited about the amazing scenic byways and landscapes.

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So Kare…so you have travelled on Needles before?

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We wouldn't. We have done it before and when we took the kids again this past year we were all disappointed. But, we are very spoiled as we have done so many magnificent drives. We also did it after we visited Yellowstone during the same trip, so this may have been part of the issue.

If you haven't done many scenic drives or South Dakota is the base for you trip, I would always recommend it.

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I also vote "heck no." Glad we did it once but it was nerve wracking for me as the driver. Also, kids were not thrilled about the time it took.

I'd recommend it to a first timer.

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we've done it but we would not do it again. we had a lot more fun on the wildlife loop.

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Once was enough, We enjoyed Iron Mountain much more and would do it again.

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I’ve driven Needles both times I’ve been to the area, and were I to return again I’d surely drive it a third. I wouldn’t think of not driving it.

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Loved it , and if I was in the area again Id do it in a heartbeat.

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Is the question being asked by the OP because it may be too stressful, or too disappointing? Sounds like some feel one way or the other.

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Scott…road was not disappointing in any way, but very stressful. Million dollar views at every turn but you don’t know if someone is coming from the other side. I’m sure I did not blink for 17 miles.

We’ve done Pacific Hwy 1 in California all the way from SF to San Diego….very scenic but not as dangerous, in my opinion.

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