The Southern Caribou National Forest Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
8 in Wyoming Wyoming49 Miles
By Michael Shane
on January 1, 2009
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The road leaves Freedom Wyoming on Hwy 34 and take this over the Idaho border and down to Soda Springs, ID. From there take US Hwy 30 east to Montpelier and then switch to US Hwy 89 back heading east and later turning north and taking you back up to Freedom, Wy ... or you could continue on to Jackson Hole if you wanted to see that.
This route makes a near perfect loop through and around the southern half of the Caribou National Forest. It starts and stops in far southwestern Wyoming but spends the vast majority of its miles looping through beautiful southeastern Idaho. It offers a great diversity of scenery that will have you driving through beautiful rugged mountain ranges, some wide-open spaced cattle country, untouched open fields, and even sections of desert expanse.
If you're looking for a road less traveled, you've found one here! It has a few nice straight-aways twists and turns, ups and downs ... a little bit of everything.
There really aren't many amenities on this motorcycle trip except for the gas stations in the small towns you will pass through with a few restaurants so you really will need to watch your gas. The small towns do have great charm though. Overall this isn't a motorcycle ride you'll be taking in order to increase your antique or craft collections ... you take this ride to see beautiful rugged southeastern Idaho scenery while traveling on open roads.
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