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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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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

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bbrider
August 29, 2016
4 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I just experienced this wonderfully, winding and beautiful route the second week of August, 2016. I live in Western NC and ride the BRP, Cherohala , dragon, moonshiner and all the other local roads all the time. Lolo Pass, however, in my opinion, passes them all for continuous curves, beauty, distance, quality of road and overall riding quality. I rode east to west, then turned around and rode back to Lolo Hot Springs, MT. This is a must ride by any serious rider.
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bobbyrh
July 30, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This ride is awesome and why it took so long to do it is beyond me. We had been planning this since Easter and actually pulled it off. We started off planning with five and ended up with five doing the ride. We live in SW Idaho and made this a two day ride but after getting into Montana we realized our mistake we needed another day to do some riding in that area it really is Gods country. We didn't have a real plan just a direction and a couple of days, my wife said "free spirits", that was code for something else I won't repeat. Anyway if you get the chance do it, great ride, awesome country, and super people along the way. We spent the night at LoLo Hot Springs camp ground, bar and grill across the street, the hot springs are open pretty late and they have showers at the camp ground. Motorcycle friendly, wake up and hit the road and see some wild life. Do it now not later.
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Guest
September 1, 2009
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
One of the best! All the way from Lolo to Lewiston or Grangeville. The highway construction get a bit, but that keeps the road in good shape. You can get gas at Lowell .
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