The 16-mile Roughrider Trail was built for OHVs and snowmobiles along an abandoned rail corridor south of Bismarck. The trail follows the Missouri River and offers scenic views of the bluffs and surrounding landscape.
The southern end point is at the Fort Rice Campground, which has a picnic area, fire rings, potable water, RV hookups, telephone and restrooms.
Parking and Trail Access
The trailhead is located at the Fort Rice Campground off State Route 1806, about 20 miles south of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and 28.6 miles from Mandan. From Mandan, take State Route 1806 south to Fort Rice Road and turn left (east).
There is a movement by Senator Kent Conrad and the Corps of Engineers to construct a trail through this area.
"The Roughrider Trail, as near as I can tell, from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park south to Fort Rice, exists only in the realm of what can be rather than what is. The rail bed is disconnected as the bridges are all gone, and unless you enjoy riding over ...