50 Miles of Bliss - Garrision to Helena, MT + ADD NEW ROUTE
19 in Montana Montana50 Miles
By IRON HORSE DISCIPLES #860
on March 1, 2007
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The route is very easy to find and follow. Just start out in Garrison, MT and head east on US Hwy 12 to and through Avon and continuing on to Helena, MT. It's a solid 50 miles of quality motorcycle road.
You will see some gorgeous scenery on this run as you cut across a stretch of mountains from Garrison, MT to Helena, MT. The scenery up there is just fantastic ... ideal highland territory. You'll find yourself with a new found urge to figure out how you can buy a patch of that land and build a little cabin where you can spend the rest of your days taking in sunsets and sun rises. The land up there is a smorgasbord of endless mountain/hill tops, quite gentle pastures and Disneyland like/too good to be real canyon walls outcrops. If you take the route from west (Garrison) to east (Helena) like I did, a real treat will unfold as you come towards the end and begin to descend down into Helena as there is an amazing mountain valley that unfolds before you. My guess is this route is eye watering beautiful in the fall when the leaves change colors because there are a lot of Aspen and Birch trees up there lining the many rivers and creeks you'll pass.
Road conditions are good the whole way. The turns are gentle for the entire route so if you are looking for a challenging twisty mountain route, you won't be satisfied with this but if you're just looking for a lazy and gorgeous hour drive, this is it! And, I was on the road on a Saturday and the traffic was very light!!
Really nothing to do up there that I saw. I suppose you could stop at a couple of the small towns you'll find up there as I'm sure they'll show you a side of our world you've never seen but I never took the time as I was having too much fun taking in the scenery. If I recall correctly there was at least one gas station up there but don't recall seeing really any place to eat or shop at.
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