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Old 02-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #16
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that's 7/8 days. I would do a bit of Lolo Motorway then hwy 12 to Greer and north to Pierce. Take the 250 road to I-90. You could do this in a long day or a leisurly day and a half.

i-90 to St Regis and north to Glacier Park. Valleys, ranchlands and small towns if you stay to the west of 93. No traffic.

Hit Glacier early in the morning to avoid traffic. I think it is most dramatic entering from the west to east. Exiting the Park the road north is very scenic. Not sure if you have time to go thru Canada. At least go thru the gnarly birch forest. then head back south around the bottom of the park, really nice tight road. Re-enter the park and ride the gravel road north, thru serious bear country, to Polebridge. The Huckleberry brownies are to die for. It took me 4-5 hrs to get from Polebridge to Eureka via gravel.

You could head into Canada from here. Aim for Creston and do a loop around the lake. Google Selkirk Loop. a paveed drive thru here into Idaho

Just north of Balfour Ferry is Toad Rock, a cycle campground with showers and laundry and a BYOB bar and entertainment kiosk. Nearby Woodbury Resort has great fish and chips. It has a boat for a sign.

Just west of Kaslo you can take a forest road 10 mi or so into Kokanee Park. Climb up the mountain to some more serious grizz country.

Continue around the Selkirk Loop. Or some variation of it.

Border Crossing into US and south to hwy 2 into MT. South on 56 to hwy 200. West at Thompson Falls to Murray for Lunch and a fun museum.

Due south out of Murray on gravel to Delta and pavement to Wallace. Nice Picturesque mining town. Spend a couple hours. Old bldgs, mines, brothel museum, railroad station museum. Head south and west on town streets till you find King Street. South on gravel to Moon Pass and Avery.

West over 50 miles of sublime rustic pavement to St Regis on I-90 Motel 6 and a good restaurant in St Regis.

you'll probably be ready to head back to Yellowstone by now.

I hope that helps.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
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There is a fairly new book out called Motorcycling Montana that provides great info on where to ride in the state. As a fairly new resident of Montana we have found it to be of great help. It provides maps, detailed routes and descriptions of sights to see along the way. You can get one at http://motorcyclingmontana.com. I have no affiliation with the the book in any manner.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #18
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McGruder Corridor
Morgan/Panther Creek
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loop around lake koocanusa
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #19
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Beartooth for sure. Your welcome to leave the trailer at my place here in Big Sky, MT. I'm about 30 miles from Yellowstones west entrance and 42 miles South of Bozeman. Your welcome to borrow some rods if ya want to hit the river too. I'm always up for a ride if ya want some local show and tell (good ribs in willow creek near Three Forks, MT). Try and stay off the I-90 and I-15. Pretty, but boring unless you keep it above 120. Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #20
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Thanks to all who piped up with suggestions.

All long trips look like they are off this year...damn...hopefully this can be a planning thread for something next year.

Cheers and thanks again.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #21
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Do Beartooth Pass for a great paved ride - really worth it

And as mentioned Lolo Pass to Kooskia is a fun blacktop
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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montana has the paved beartooth
idaho has dirt magruder corridor and lolo motorway (dirt) and rt12 (paved)
there are many amazing roads jumping that travel between the 2 states.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #23
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Lobster:

Funny you would ask this. I asked a similar question last week and got a good reply at the ChainGang site here:
http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php...on-NoCal-route

It does seem that western Montana and cental Idaho are a western rider's paradise without a lot of traffic.

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