One of our favorite pavement rides in Oklahoma is a little known road from Fort Gibson, north along the Neosho River to the Fort Gibson dam, then northeast along county roads to Hulbert. This is a winding, scenic 21 mile ride that is always fun and seldom has any traffic. I have ridden this route many times on a variety of motorcycles ranging from crotch rockets to cruisers to a dual sport bike. The pavement is rough in some places with possible gravel in the corners, but overall this is a great ride with lots of twisty corners and epic scenery, especially in the summer and fall.
On the way northwest out of Fort Gibson you stop by the historic army fort from the 1800’s. This is a well-preserved fort that is maintained by the State of Oklahoma. If you have never been there be sure and take a couple of hours and tour the fort. You can see how soldiers lived on the Oklahoma frontier.
Leaving the fort, head north along the east bank of the Neosho River to the Fort Gibson Lake dam. This is a modern hydroelectric dam that generates power for PSO. You can stop and watch the fishermen and take pictures of this huge structure.
Instead of crossing the dam, backtrack just a bit and head north and east along a county road. Here you wind through backroads and along the shore of Fort Gibson eventually arriving in Hulbert. Watch for deer, gravel and sand in the road. During especially heavy rains the road can be flooded and closed. There are several state parks you can stop at for lunch and enjoy the sunshine and view. Not much is available in Hulbert in regards to food, but Sequoyah State Park is nearby.
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