The Lewis and Clark Caverns Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
17 in Montana Montana149 Miles
on June 1, 2009
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Start in Helena Montana travel east along HWY 12 to Townsend than head south along HWY 287 to the three Forks junction. Than travel west on MT 2 to Cardwell. Than turn North along MT 69 and follow the road to Boulder. In Boulder you need to hop on I-15 heading north for a little while till you get to Jefferson City where you can exit and get on a frontage road that is pretty good that you can follow all of the way back to Helena (if you prefer to stay off the interstate ... otherwise just stay on I-15 into Helena).
There is a little of everything on this ride. Between the flat land riding and going through the hills you will take in river riding and see lots of cliffs and mountain views along the way to see. Just a nice peaceful drive in the Helena area.
The Road is of good quality and is well maintained with little traffic on it. There are not too many twists and turns as it's generally straight.
There are plenty of stops along the way to enjoy. There is Lewis and Clark Caverns (during the Summer there is a Rockin the Rivers concert) about half way along the route as well as side trips that put you in old west towns. In Boulder there are plenty of Biker friendly establishments to get food and fuel for you and your ride. Also, if you like you can stop in Clancy at Chubbies for a burger or Prime Rib it is a pretty good place to stop and eat. Than make the final push to Helena and wrap up your day.
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