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4.75 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.75
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Highway 21 - Boise to Lowman

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Sep 01, 2008

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Guest
January 25, 2009
Cushman is right, the boise to Lowman run is…
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beerdad
2 McR Points
September 26, 2018
Great scenery. At times part of the road can be…
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Written Directions

Highway 21 is found on the east end of Boise. Take I-84 east to the Gowen exit and head north. Gowen turns into Hwy 21. Hwy 21 goes all the way to Lowman. No other roads once you get off the freeway. Enjoy it is a great ride!

Scenery

Gorgeous drive. After passing Lucky Peak Reservoir past the rolling hills and into the mountains. Cool stops along the way overlooking canyons, reservoirs and valleys. A big part of the fun of this ride was all the wildlife that we saw, deer, elk, turkey, fox, and coyote. However there is an inherent danger in that as well. Keep your eyes peeled and enjoy.

Drive Enjoyment

Lots of turns and hills. The highway itself is kept in great shape by the highway department however, be careful of rocks that slide down on the highway and wildlife.

Tourism Opportunities

Great camping and lodging along the way. We found a cool little coffee shack, Muley's Mountain Coffee around mile marker 24, that was a nice place to hang out and there were quite a few other bikes there when we stopped as well. Idaho City is about 40 miles into the ride and there are several places to eat and drink there as well as places to stay. We stayed at the old South Fork Lodge in Lowman. It is now called the Foxes Den. Very cool spot!

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Guest
January 25, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Other
Cushman is right, the boise to Lowman run is awesome! If you're riding from the Boise area, it makes a nice run if after you get to Lowman you turn west on the highway to Garden Valley/Banks. That ride takes you alon the river and will blow your mind with the windy road 300 feet off the river. You end up in Banks where you turn left and head back to Boise through Horseshoe Bend (great place to stop for coffee and food) and then on to Eagle and Boise. Enjoy!
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beerdad
September 26, 2018
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Great scenery. At times part of the road can be rough, but is generally well maintained. It is a nice loop for a 1/2 day ride out of Boise.

Trudy's Kitchen in Idaho City is another great place to stop for a quick meal, or just coffee and a homemade cinnamon roll.
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Vchamp
September 18, 2018
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
WOW! Rode Stanley to Boise via Grand Jean>Lowman>Idaho City... the amazing scenery and FUN roads don't end on this ride. Kirkham Hot Springs (just before you get into Lowman) looked amazing (a free campground within walking distance if you're so inclined.) Pretty technical (and FUN) from Lowman to Idaho City as you climb 2,000 feet up tight switch backs out of Lowman for about 15 miles. Then a gorgeous ride through the Boise National Forest along the Payette and through the mountains... with more twisties! And just when you think the fun is over... you're at Lucky Peak State Park and there is a long... gradual... curvy descent into Boise. HEAVENLY day ride!
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