Highway 16  Route

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Highway 16 is a popular motorcycle destination and makes up the backbone of this southern Minnesota route. From the tall bluffs along the Mississippi River to the western rolling farmlands, this slice of the country offers a wide variety of riding possibilities.  The road sections that follow the Root River are both curvy and scenic with hills on one side and the river on the other. The areas closer to the Mississippi River offer more dramatic views and deeper valleys.  In addition to the great roads, there are many parks, museums, and historic sites along this route. One of our favorites is Magelsson Bluff Park near Rushford.  If Highway 16 is on your bucket list (and it should be), then the Highway 16 Route is a great way to experience it. You get to ride Highway 16 and so much more.
NOTE:  While all of our routes were created utilizing paved roads, we are not able to keep up with road conditions throughout the entire Driftless Area.  It is up to each rider to assess road conditions and their own abilities in order to assure rider safety.
Highway 16 Route (pictured above): ~230 miles; 5.75 riding hours.
Highway 16 Lite Route (not pictured): ~185 miles; 4.5 riding hours.
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ATTRACTIONS:
  • Lanesboro:  Bluffscape Amish Tours, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
  • Preston:  Forestville State Park, Historic Forestville, Preston Station Museum, National Trout Center, Fillmore County Courthouse
  • Rushford:  Depot Museum, Magelsson Bluff Park
  • Hokah:  Como Falls Park
  • Houston:  International Owl Center
  • Spring Valley:  Mystery Cave State Park
  • Wykoff:  Eds Museum
  • Fountain:  Fillmore County Historical Center
  • Money Creek:  Money Creek Haven
  • La Crescent:  Hoch Orchard