My friend and I snow shoed the 4 mile loop twice and the two mile loop once. There is an 11 mile loop that has more elevation change and maybe we will try next year. The views are incredible and even at -10 degrees as long as you have your layers on and move it'll be a comfortable hike.
First, the race is extremely well run! The volunteers treat you like family. The course is set in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
After my second lap at -10 degrees I asked for a towel? A towel? Yes, I need one to wipe the smile off my face!! Ha!
I completed all three fat bike loops -- the 2, 4, and 11 mile routes. The 2 and 4 mile loops were very nice, especially the 4 mile loop which was on the frozen creek for about half the route. These two shorter routes were also less exposed to the frigid wind.
I’m hooked! What a beautiful winter ride on the well groomed Maah Daah Hey trail through the beautiful Badlands of North Dakota. There are 3 single track loops to choose from: 2 mile, 4 mile, or 11 mile. You can do any or all of them as many or few times as you’d like.