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4.58 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.58
29 Reviews

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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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!

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Yellow GL 1800 Trike
November 3, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Other
Rode LoLo in August 2010, as part of a 23 day 8,000 mile ride covering every state West of Louisiana. LoLo Pass was a high point of the ride.
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Guest
August 26, 2010
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A must ride. We rode from MT into ID midweek with very little traffic. What a ride. This was during a 2,000 mile week long ride and this was our favorite section of the week. If you enjoy big sweeping curves on perfect road surface along a very scenic wild river for miles and miles, then this is for you. Lowell is a great place to stop near west end. Good food, gas and choices to camp or rent a cabin across the road. Very little straight sections on this road. You can really get into a groove. Cant wait to go back.
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RedWing04
February 21, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Our all time favorite. My wife and my favorite ride. We have ridden this route 5 times in the last 12 years and always make it a point to ride if we are anywhere in the region. Beautiful scenery, great sweeping curves, some tight curve and a river beside you. Just can's be more fun. The "curvy" road sign, when coming from the west says it all. The first time we rode this route we stopped at the visitor center at Lolo Pass and my wife wanted to turn around and go right back to Lewiston so we could do it again. We will ride it again...and again.
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