Start your route in Elgin, OR and head northwest toward Weston, OR. Once you head west from Elgin you'll go through a housing area before you start to climb up the canyon. Weston is approximately 42 miles west of Elgin. Once you get to Weston, OR head north on route 204 up to Walla Walla, WA which is about 18 miles up the road.
Starting at Elgin, OR you'll immediately begin the slow steady climb from the farm lands up to Blue Mt. pass to an elevation of 5100 feet. This route winds though the forest past many snow parks and a small mountain community of a-frame cabins at Langdon Lake. On the Weston side you'll twist down into the grasslands of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. There are some views west toward the upper end of the Columbia gorge and some views of the large wind farms with their enormous turbines.
Note: If a rider were to combine this route with the Rattlesnake grade, WA hwy 126 and OR hwy 82 you would have an adventurous loop ride from multiple starting points along the way.
You'll enjoy the very good pavement as this route is full of nice sweeping turns and moderate elevation changes with light to moderate traffic. Posted speed is 55 making for just a few throttle changes. Temperatures can change dramatically so be prepared with warm gear and watch for ice from late May to Mid September.
Not many amenities found along this road. There are several forest service campgrounds on dirt roads and a country store at Langdon Lake at Tollgate.
Great route with long curving corners before you get to the forest area; where it will then turn to smaller tighter corners.
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February 10, 2010
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Damiano, Feb 2010 it might be ok, MID DAY if the temp is over 40 at the top of the pass. Otherwise you may run into ICE and/or snow floor. In a Normal Feb - No WAY! Sept 09 46 degrees at the top of the Pass. Ride Safe