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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

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Brewmasterii
May 22, 2016
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
We did this part of our trip in early May 2016. Just like the other comments this ride is beautiful. The road surface is a 9 out of 10, the scenery is 10/10, the ride is a 10 as well. Hardly any traffic to speak of. We stopped at a roadside turnout for about 15 minutes and never saw a vehicle drive by. The river in early May is moving very quickly and looks awesome. Definitely don't pass it by if you have the opportunity to ride it.
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Guest
February 6, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Aug 2008 over the going to the sun hwy pass flathead lake (breath taking) through lolo pass to lewiston ID, stop in at the loscha lodge (stay there if possible a slice of heaven). Not to be missed, one of my favorite places.
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Guest
December 25, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Rode this in 08 the weather was great, temp 90 degrees. The views are great and the pavement was good, the only down side is no gas along the way. I would ride it again.
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