Request Info for Idaho, Montana, Wyoming!

Discussion in 'Americas' started by AL "FLYING CANUCK", Mar 23, 2013.

  1. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    Good day

    I will be riding in Idaho, Montana and Northern Wyoming coming from South Dakota for a week in the middle of June on my way to Calgary and I was wondering in some of you could recommend some nice scenic back roads (gravel, mountain pass or others...)...nothing too extreme....

    I am riding a Super Tenere on TKC front and K60 rear.....

    Also I will need some service and tires replacement around Missoula so if you could recommend a good Yamaha dealer, this will be much appreciated...

    Thanks in advance....

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=857109
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  2. byways

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    Mobius in the last year is a gold mine.

    Dockingpilot's "Forever West" report is among the best ride reports ever on ADV ...

    ... with the possible exception of his Idaho ride report, which is packed with great information about the greatest ADV state.
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  3. davek181

    davek181 Long timer

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    If you are heading west from Missoula The Lolo pass is a good curvy road that kinda follows Lewis & Clark's journey.

    If you make it to Lewiston at the end of the Lolo trail, a trip up the Spiral highway is recommended.

    At the bottom of the Lewiston hill, do not take 95 North. Continue west on 128 about one mile and then turn North on the Spiral Highway. Not an interchange, just a stop sign at the bottom and top. It does meet up with 95 at the top of the hill so it is a logical detour.
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  4. drrod1

    drrod1 Been here awhile

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  5. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    Thanks....very interesting stuff!!!!
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  6. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    I was looking at making it to Lewiston from Missoula before going back up North towards Sandpoint......

    I will check that out for sure!

    Cheers
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  7. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    Thanks Rod!
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  8. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    My itinerary start to shape up as follow:

    1. Black Hills;
    2. Bighorn National Forest;
    3. Yellowstone National Park;
    4. Boulder Mountains;
    5. Cleanwater National Forest;
    6. Glacier Park; and
    7. the Rockies up to Banff/Calgary...

    I am looking as many back roads as possible between these points within the time that I have available......8-10 days....

    Cheers
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  9. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    Lolo Motorway is highly recommended for your ride. While the Lolo Pass (Hwy 12) is a scenic paved ride, the Lolo Motorway is the Forest Road off-road/dirt trail you are looking for.

    http://www.nps.gov/nepe/historyculture/lolo-trail-and-pass.htm

    "...Visitors can retrace the route that the Nez Perce took over the Bitterroot Mountains in 1877 on U.S. Highway 12 or on a primitive dirt road known as the Lolo Motorway (Forest Road 500). A visitor center complex located at Lolo Pass. The rest area is open twenty-four hours a day. The visitor center is open seven days a week from mid-May through mid-September from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (PDT). Call (208) 942-1234 for more information..."
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  10. drrod1

    drrod1 Been here awhile

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    To get from Glacier to Banff, take #40 North from Coleman to Canmore. Gravel from Coleman to junction with road coming from Longview. Nice ride and scenery.
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  11. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    This is perfect! I will definitely take the Lolo trail from Hwy 12!!!

    Merci!
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  12. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    Well note and appreciate!!!

    Cheers!
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  13. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    Generally you can't get into the high country before early July. The Lolo Motorway will probably be closed with snow and windfalls in mid June. It only takes one shady corner to stop you with snow.

    Check out the Hell's Canyon thread in the Northwest region. It is a group of inmates that get together and ride some great areas around Hell's Canyon. It is out of Enterprise, OR., which is about 100 miles from Lewiston. It is June 20.
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  14. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    I should be in Idaho around the 19-21 June.

    Thanks much, I will try to get a sit rep on the Lolo Motorway conditions in June and also check out the Hell's Canyon event .....
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  15. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    My itinerary start to take shape with some changes still to come!

    Basically I will be travelling alone from the 15-23 June (road in red) and meet with my wife at the Calgary airport and spend 2 weeks with her in the Canadian Rockies (blue) before coming back home in Quebec around the 08 July (green)...

    I used to work in Calgary in the 80's and did quite a bit of adventure riding with my good old R80GS......

    After all these years I can't wait to show her some of the Rockies ..... I will be riding my ST1200XTZ.

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    Cheers
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  16. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    That looks like a great route. You are going to have a fantastic time.
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  17. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah and with the help of a few inmates, it start to shape up pretty good!

    Thanks much!!


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  18. eakins

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  19. eakins

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    don't miss the Beartooth!!!
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  20. AL "FLYING CANUCK"

    AL "FLYING CANUCK" Been here awhile

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    Woow! I just check it out on the web and I have made the change to ride it also...

    Thanks much including for the info on the maps !!!!

    Cheers
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