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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Nov 30, 2009
March 1, 2010
Great day loop ride. Good scenery and acceptable…
July 11, 2018
Took this ride in early July. Saw a deer, an elk…
Written DirectionsStarting in Troy, Montana in northwest Montana, the route follows US Highway 2 just east of Troy to Highway 56 / Bull Lake Road. Turn right / south (it is the only direction you can go) onto Bull Lake Road. Bull Lake Road is about 36 miles long and dead ends at Highway 200. Turn right / west onto 200, toward Idaho. Continue along 200 for 47 miles into Idaho to the junction with Highway 95. Here, you can take a quick stop (go straight at the junction of 95) off of the loop and go to Sandpoint, ID for some good restaurants or amenities. Or you can continue on by turning right / north onto Highway 95. Continue on 95 for 35 miles to the junction with Highway 2. Turn right / east on Highway 2 toward Troy. It is about 32 miles back to Troy, Montana.
SceneryThis is a great day loop or overnight. Roads are best from May 15 through September, if the weather holds out. You can call the Golden Nugget Tavern to find out what the roads are like in the Troy area (406) 295-4433.
Lots to see as you follow along the Kootenai River, Bull Lake River, then the Clark Fork River, and finally alongside Lake Pend Oreille. Curving roads with mountains on all sides. Best stopping points / side trips are Ross Creek Cedar Grove on Highway 56 (side trip) and the Moyie Springs Bridge overlook on Highway 2 near Moyie Springs, ID.