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Zink Ranch Road

Ride Type: 

Location: 

Sand Springs

Distance/Length: 

15 mi.

Highway: 

OK-97

Nice ride north from Sand Springs. Continue northeast for more great roads through the Osage.

The stretch of modern-day 97 that runs north from Sand Springs to the Zink Ranch (site of the 1994 ISDE) is a great ride. All curves are well marked and the only tight spots are a couple of one-lane bridges on the north end. Start a tour of the Osage from here and you can meander just about any direction and find fun roads.

One popular turnout is at Apache St. It makes a great rest stop because there is a store on the corner, and a detour west on Apache will take you to Pogue Airport and Shell Creek Lake.

UPDATE:Development and casinos along this road have brought more traffic and seen the removal of the picturesque one-lane bridges. But continue on north past the Zink Ranch and get lost on the Osage. You won't be disappointed!