Montana Motorcycle Roads and Trips

Big Sky Country is home to some of the country's best motorcycle roads. The state's scenery is divided between the mountains that dominate the west half of the state and the plains that predominate in the east. Glacier National park in northwest Montana (MT) and Yellowstone in southwest are considered by many to be two of the country's most splendid national parks. Roadside-amenities in the state can be sparse so make sure you have a plan for where to get gas, eat, and stay the night.




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March 28, 2015
This route takes you past Riverfront park, over the Yellowstone River, through Blue Creek, and along the winding road toward Pryor. It...
Blue Creek Road, Old Highway 87, and Coburn Road are in decent shape. But Pryor Road is patchy and narrow. Thankfully, you...
Start at Riverfront park in Billings, MT. Head south on Blue Creek Road. After about 13 miles, you come to a T-junction....
October 13, 2014
This route is suggested as a continuation of the world famous - "Going to the Sun" road in Glacier National Park. As...
It's a mix of everything. Honestly, it might be the best road I've ridden. While it's not the most technical (let's be...
Start at the east end of Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park. At the St. Mary's Lodge, take a right...
October 6, 2014
This route cover farmland with mountain ranges on either side.
A beautiful canyon ride for 17 miles
From north to south this is only paved for about 10 miles....then turns to very loose gravel for the last 8 miles.
From the north I90 exit #77
From the south take Lolo Creek Rd #12 to Graves Creek Rd
WARNING: This route is...
June 3, 2013
Start in rolling farm land with some small buttes from Wibaux to Baker. Baker to Ekalaka rolling hills, Ekalaka to Alzada start...
Rosd service was or is GREAT. Wibaux to Baker normal two lane highway and not much traffic. Long straight aways with wide...
We started from Exit 1 on I-94 in ND. Went west to MT, Wibaux MT, went south on MT 7 through Wibaux,...
October 21, 2011
You will start out in a small western town and ride through the mountains on your way to the top of the...
Hwy 93 and Hwy 43 are well maintained. There are plenty of mountain vistas and winding roads along the water. There are...
Start in Darby and head south on Hwy 93 toward the Idaho border. Once you start the climb up to the top...
October 20, 2011
There is gorgeous Mountain Vistas open farm land everything in-between. You will have the opportunity to see antelope and deer to elk...
This road is very well maintained for year around use. Plenty of curves and twists. Early in the season look out for...
Head east out of Great Falls on hwy 200 for 30 miles than turn right onto Hwy 89 all of the way...
October 20, 2011
This ride is truly for the riders who like to get off of the beaten path. There is a combination of pavement...
This road has a lot of sweeping curves and a few tight and twisting it is partly made of pavement and dirt...
Start in Hamilton travel south on Hwy 93 approximately 5 miles turn onto state hwy 38 (Skalkaho Hwy). This is of course...
September 7, 2011
you will be riding along the lake for over half of the trip and will have plenty of chances to see different...
the main road is in good shape the back road is narrow in spots and has blind spots and tight corners.
Start in Helena Montana drive east on Hwy 12 toward Townsend Mt. Once there turn Left at the 4 way stop on...
May 23, 2011
This route follows the Clearwater river and then the Lochsa River. It is one of the most beautiful rides I've been on....
The road was being worked on last summer when we went but was still in pretty good shape. There is quite a...
This route starts in Lewiston Idaho and goes east along the Clearwater River and then the Lochsa River over Lolo Pass to...
May 23, 2011
You will see beautiful Rivers, Mountains,Forest on this wonderful twisting lonely backroad nature tour!
100 miles of twisties and elevation.Follows the edge of the St Joe River. No traffic,usually deserted. If you can't handle some dust,...
From St. Maries, ID, east along the St. Joe River for 75 miles. At the junction with Road 218, FS 50 heads...
May 23, 2011
This route takes you along the banks of the Salmon, Bitterroot, Lochsa, Clearwater, and Payette Rivers. You will see some of Idaho's...
This is only a trip for riders that love twisties! I do not believe there is a stretch of over 5-10 miles...
This is a loop and therefore can be started at any given point but for the purpose of this description, we will...
May 23, 2011
Route follows the Jawbone Rail Road route of the Milwaukee RR. See the Charlie Bair Museum, Castle Town ghost town, Milwaukee RR...
This road has it all. Twist, turns, hills, flats and straight sections. Watch for pot holes early in the year.
If on interstate 90 turn north at exit 340 to Clyde Park. Just 5 miles past Ringling, home of the state coyote...
December 1, 2009
This is a great day loop or overnight. Roads are best from May 15 through September, if the weather holds out. You...
Best of both worlds: some straight sweeping curves and some tight curves mainly following the river valleys. Some hills with the largest...
Starting in Troy, Montana in northwest Montana, the route follows US Highway 2 just east of Troy to Highway 56 / Bull...
August 1, 2009
Lots of farm land and distant views of mountains and wildlife between Big Timber and Harlowtown. Plenty of mountains from White Sulphur...
Lots of farm land and distant views of mountains and wildlife between Big Timber and Harlowton. Plenty of mountains from White Sulphur...
From Big Timber you head north on US 191 to Harlowton then west on US 12 then it T's and then you...
August 1, 2009
Great mountain scenery through Paradise Valley along Yellowstone River. You'll see Pronghorn sheep, eagles, mule deer, bears (maybe). This route runs thru...
Sweeping curves south give way to a flatter, straighter ride in the north. Pavement is great.
Start route in Gardiner, M and head north on US 89 ... ends in Livingston, MT.
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in Montana

2015-08-15 : 2015-08-15

2nd Annual Montana POW/MIA Ride to Remember

The Ride to Remember is an annual ride dedicated in the memory of our country's POW/MIA military personnel and focused on the 55 Montana personnel specifically. The ride is held the 3rd Saturday in August every year and goes from Helena, Montana to West Yellowstone, Montana down Highway 287. This highway was dedicated as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway by Montana's governor, Steve Bullock on May 23rd, 2014. This ride of approximately 183 miles will begin and end with POW/MIA commemoration ceremonies. The starting ceremony will be held in Helena's Memorial Park, beginning promptly at 0930hrs (9:30am). Once the ceremony has concluded, the ride will begin and will have two planned stops. The first will be a rallying point at the I-90 Town Pump near Three Forks, MT. Riders can gas up at either Wheat Montana or the Town Pump. The second rallying point will be the grade school in Ennis, MT. This will allow riders to fill up at Rocky Mountain Supply just North of Ennis or the Town Pump just past the "T" intersection. This will allow riders to stop for fuel, to stretch their legs and rest, and also provide an opportunity for others to join the ride if they desire. There will be a police escort for the entire length of the ride. It will not be necessary to stop for traffic lights or signs as we proceed through the various communities.

2015-08-13 : 2015-08-16

17th Annual Beartooth Beemers Rendezvous

The event will be held on August 13th-16th, 2015 at the Lions Beartooth Mountain Youth Camp in Red Lodge, MT. The registration fee is $75/ register before July 20th and $90 after July 20th and up. There will be door prizes, live entertainment, live music, vendors, and etc. ~2

2015-08-07 : 2015-08-09

Rockin the Rivers

The Rockin the Rivers will be held on August 7th-9th, 2015 at the "The Bridge" in Three Forks, MT. TICKET COST: $55/one day ticket $145/three day ticket $230/package for 1 $307.50/package for 2 $115/One-Day VIP $285/Three-Day VIP $585/VIP for 2 ACTIVITIES -Live Bands -Camping -Party -Beer garden -On-site Store & showers -Food -Full Bars ~2

2015-08-07 : 2015-08-09

Workin' on the Railroad

The Workin' on the Railroad will be held on August 7th-9th, 2015 at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, MT. The check in will be on August 7th, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. All riders must accomplish the check in process including odometer check ride by 3:00 pm. It's a starting banquet on August 7th at 5:00 pm. The ride leaves at 4:00 am of August 8th. All of the riders must be back at the rally headquarters at 4:00 pm on August 9th. The registration fee is $160/single rider, $210/2-up riders and $25/RTV players. ~2

2015-07-29 : 2015-08-02

Testicle Festival (Testy Festy)

The Testicle Festival (Testy Festy) will be held on July 29th - August 2nd, 2015 at the Rock Creek Lodge in Clinton, MT. FEES: General Admission Ticket $17.00 Tents $35.00 RV/Campers $70.00 Daily Parking $5.00 FREE Shuttle This event attracts 15,000 fans yearly on it's 5 days event. There will be camping, live music, DJ'S, contests, performances, bikers, campers, food, vendors and a lot of surprises! ~2

     

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