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Address: from Lolo Pass to Kooskia, Lolo, MT
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  A 100-mile scenic drive.

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Take your motorcycle, ok for RVS too

Beautiful ride along Hwy 12 through Lolo Pass. Long ways between any kind of services. More of a forest road through lush country, but a beautiful ride. Lots of pullovers, history... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Liz S
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ride along Hwy 12 through Lolo Pass. Long ways between any kind of services. More of a forest road through lush country, but a beautiful ride. Lots of pullovers, history boards to read about Lewis and Clark's expedition, and hiking trails. We met one guy stuck with a motorcycle flat along the road. NO cell phone service. Luckily, he... More 

Thank Liz S
South Dakota
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was making a fast dash across country and planned a 700 mile day prior to the day I wanted to meander along this road; it was worth that long driving day. This is a beautiful stretch of road with lots of places to turn out, hike or just make the leisurely drive. There will be, no doubt, those who... More 

Thank MeanderingMax
Spokane Valley, Washington
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is one of the best motorcycle routes in the Pacific Northwest. The sign on the west side of the top of the pass reads "99 miles of windy road". Lots of bicycles on the road every time I've been there.

Thank Jim T
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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553 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a very scenic part of Montana - of course, most of this part of the country is scenic. We really liled the drive and wished we could have driven the whole route but time constraints mleant we only drove a little over half. We saw a baby moose come down the mountain to the highway!

Thank Sharon K
Lynnwood, WA
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432 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

When we were planning our road trip from Seattle to Yellowstone and back, one of our final legs was determining how to get from Missoula to somewhere in western Idaho, close enough to make the final drive through Washington. We picked a B&B in Kooskia, and decided that Highway 12, through a Scenic Byway, would make a nice drive. Indeed!... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very scenic with great views of the Lochsa River and Clearwater River. Be careful and take your time, windy road and lots of wildlife.

Thank Allen H
Roseburg, Oregon
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Wonderful spring/summer road trip. Lots of wildlife viewing watch the road and take in the clean air.

Thank Lizfish97470
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The trip from Lolo Montana across the state line to have breakfast at the Lochsa Lodge was extraordinarily beautiful.

Thank mjrg59
El Dorado Hills
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I've done it twice on my motorcycle, it is a must go for every biker. The road is very pretty and quiet. When your close your eyes, you can feel the Lewis & Clark expedition. This road along the river, is the best picture you can get of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Slept twice at the Lodge in Lolo... More 

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San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Even though I have been down this road many times... it never ceases to be beautiful. The true beauty of Idaho is really a secret. The snow, mountains, rivers and wildlife are always awe inspiring. If you choose this route... take your time, you will be glad you did.

Thank Clay R

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