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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
February 11, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
I'm lucky enough to live in Missoula Montana, which is just 10 miles from the head of Hwy 12. I can't think of a better sportbike road to ride on anywhere within 500 miles of here. If you're looking for a road with never-ending twisty's, straightaways, scenery, everything desirable in a motorcycle centered highway...this is the road for you. Definitely a "must ride" highway to ride on if you're near by on a motorcycle.
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August 22, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
67 miles of switchbacks with 100 degree temps gets old really fast,I dont mind curves,it got very tedious after awhile,believe me I am no novice,I wouldnt do it again in hot weather!
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