Riding the Sugar Creek adventure loop in western Oklahoma

A few years ago, Gerad Findlay, an avid adventurer and Jeep enthusiast, mapped several routes through western Oklahoma. All the routes are on public roads, but some of the roads are little more than Jeep trails. He posted these routes on a Facebook page and the route he named “Sugar Creek” quickly became the most popular. It starts in Hinton, about an hour west of Oklahoma City, and makes for an easy day trip in either a 4WD vehicle or dual sport motorcycle.

In January 2023, Kevin Carpenter and I met at the Love’s Travel Stop off I-40 and Hinton and took our dual sport motorcycles for a 4-hour loop of the 122-mile ride.