Here's another tight, technical road through some stunning scenery. Needles Highway rocks, literally, because it's all about the tall, thin rock formations that look like needles pointed up toward the sky. In the middle of this 14-mile road is the Needle's Eye, a narrow one-lane tunnel blasted through the rock that's barely wide enough for a single car. This is another sight that, while well worth visiting while you're at Sturgis, could be even better outside of the rally. I had a long wait in traffic backed up at the Needle's Eye, and found nowhere to park in the large pull-offs on either side of the tunnel. It was still well worth the visit, though.
From here, I made my way back to Sturgis with another ride down Vanocker Canyon Road.