Lac Qui Parle Classic Ride

Montevideo, Minnesota

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This ride starts in a town located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Chippewa Rivers. The town founders were so impressed by the view here that they borrowed the name of Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo. The route will circle the Minnesota River in two directions; first to the south, riding on sections of the Minnesota River Scenic Byway to Granite Falls and then back. After a brief break, the tour heads north and follows a section of the Red River Oxen Trail. Oxen carts once used sections of this route to haul grain from to the Dakotas. Crossing the Minnesota River, you will now be up along the west shore of the "Lake That Speaks." As the route heads back, you will follow the east shoreline of Lac Qui Parle Lake. Upon your return, stretch your legs and explore the historic depot and full-scale railroad museum.
Road Biking Minnesota

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Road Biking Minnesota

by M. Russ Lowthian (Falcon Guides)

This ride starts in a town located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Chippewa Rivers. The town founders were so impressed by the view here that they borrowed the name of Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo. The route will circle the Minnesota River in two directions; first to the south, riding on sections of the Minnesota River Scenic Byway to Granite Falls and then back.

After a brief break, the tour heads north and follows a section of the Red River Oxen Trail. Oxen carts once used sections of this route to haul grain from to the Dakotas. Crossing the Minnesota River, you will now be up along the west shore of the "Lake That Speaks." As the route heads back, you will follow the east shoreline of Lac Qui Parle Lake. Upon your return, stretch your legs and explore the historic depot and full-scale railroad museum.

©  M. Russ Lowthian/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Montevideo
Distance: 102
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Trailhead Elevation: 950 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce
Driving Directions: Directions to Lac Qui Parle Classic Ride

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