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4.58 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.58
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The Lolo Pass

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Sep 01, 2004

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Waigirl
December 28, 2014
After 5 years of yearly road trips I can still…
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Guest
June 21, 2010
The road teases you, starting with gentle…
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Written Directions

The directions for this route are very straightforward. Simply start in Lewiston, Idaho on US Highway 12 and take it east all the way to Missoula, Montana (or in the reverse if you want to start in Montana). You'll basically be cutting across the entire width of Idaho.

Scenery

This route covers one of the most beautiful sections of the Lewis & Clark Trail as it winds through the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana. As you ride through the Lolo national forest, look for whitewater rafts on the Locsha and Selway rivers. You'll also see numerous steaming hot springs flowing down the hills along the way. Watch out for deer and mountain goats crossing the highway at random intervals.

Drive Enjoyment

You have all seen the photos of the sign that says "Curves next 67 miles...This is the road! One of the best motorcycle roads in the country with lots of sweeping curves and a few tight ones. There is little traffic and excellent road surfaces. A rock solid 5 ... 5 plus is more like it!

Tourism Opportunities

Sorry... The same sign that says Curves ahead says no services next 75 miles. Make sure you fill up in Kooskia or in Lolo before entering this highway because there's nothing but trees, rivers and twisty roads for lots of miles! At the eastern end of the road, try KT's Hayloft in Lolo, MT (Intersection of Hwy 12 and Hwy 93) for breakfast!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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Guest
May 9, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
This is one adrenaline pumping ride! Most of the curves can be taken 20 mph over the recommended speed, and that on a touring bike! The road follows the river the entire route, making it not only an exciting ride, but scenic as well. A must ride for anyone who likes to combine thrills and beauty.
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Guest
February 5, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Amazing ride! watch out for the trucks, we have seen a role over every year we have traveled this route.
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Guest
November 6, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Other
I found the Lolo Pass quite by accident last july. Heading for southern Idaho where I used to ski in the late 70's. Decided to head east instead. Tremendous ride until I got past the sign that says, curves for 99 miles. Yahoo? Only until I came across 2,(two) westbound wide (really wide)loads, with a whack of pilot vehicles. As soon as a straight stretch showed up the loads took up the whole road, thanks to the aforementioned pilot vehicles.It took about 30 miles to get past them peckerheads.
What normaly would have been a glorious ride, in really hot weather, turned out to be an excercise in frustration. Not the road's fault by any means. A recommeded ride at any other time for sure. Paul Bond.
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