The Butterfield Stage Experience - Local Route Options

The Butterfield Stage Experience - Local & Regional Loops, Options, and Connections

The new Butterfield Stage Experience bicycle route is a historic experience along back country roads that leaves you with smiles for miles across Missouri. A mostly gravel/bikepacking route across some of the most beautiful, peaceful, and historic places in rural Missouri, you’ll re-experience an 1858 Butterfield Stage trip across Missouri. 

The Butterfield Stage Experience - 250 miles through the historic rural Missouri landscape
The Butterfield Stage Experience - 250 miles through the historic rural Missouri landscape

The Butterfield Stage Experience - Local & Regional Loops, Options, and Connections

The routes mapped here open a plethora of route and loop options for the bicycle tourist, ranging from day trips to weekend loops to week-long or multi-week adventures deep in the central Missouri countryside.  Just a few options: 

  • Warsaw - Lincoln Loop (Butterfield Segment 3 + Connectors) - about 35 miles, 1 day tour
     
  • Wheatland-Galmey-White Cloud-Quincy Loop (Butterfield Segment 4 + Connectors)- about 40 miles, 1 day tour. Pomme de Toure 108 and 50 mile loops are also options in this area.
     
  • Windsor - Sedalia - Clifton City - Syracuse - Cole Camp-Lincoln - Windsor (Katy + Butterfield Segments 1-2 + Connectors) - about 100 miles, 1-4 day tour.
     
  • Wheatland-Bolivar via west option and return via east option (Butterfield Segment 5 + Connectors) - about 92 miles, 1-2 day tour.
     
  • Jefferson City - California - Syracuse - Sedalia - Boonville & Jefferson City (Katy + Butterfield Segment 1 + Connectors) - About 155 miles; 2-4 day tour.
     
  • Windsor - Warsaw - Cole Camp - Tipton - Jefferson City - Boonville - Pilot Grove - Windsor Loop (Connector + Butterfield Segments 3-2-1 + Katy Trail) - About 220 miles, 3-7 day tour
     
  • Cross-state via Katy + Butterfield Segments 1-2 + Connector + Rock Island: St Louis - Jefferson City - Cole Camp - Windsor - Lee's Summit (or reverse) - about 260 miles, 3-9 day tour

Many other loops and connecting routes are possible, particularly when combining these regional routes with the Katy and Rock Island Trails and gravel routes shown for the area at GravelMaps.com

Find out about bigger cross-state route and loop possibilities here.

Explore local & regional loops, options, and connections on the Butterfield Stage Experience

 

Explore local and regional loops, options, and connections on the RideWithGPS Butterfield Stage OPTIONS AND CONNECTIONS page or using the live map below:

 

 Road conditions do vary - but usually roads are manageable--with proper caution!--even in fairly wet weather 

 

 

Creating a world-class bicycle, pedestrian, and trails transportation network across Missouri is one of the four major goals of MoBikeFed's Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri. Creating, promoting, and encouraging the implementation of the statewide trails vision along with major trails and trail connections like the Katy Trail, Rock Island Trail, and Butterfield Stage Experience are a vitally important parts of that plan.

Your ongoing membership and generous financial support help turn our Vision into reality!