Six River Loop.
This long day ride follows six rivers in turn: the Palouse River, the St. Maries River, the St. Joe River, the Clark Fork River, the Lochsa River and the Clearwater River.
*Please note: The motorcycle rally that gave us this route advises that the 15 miles from the Idaho-Montana border down to St. Regis is well maintained compacted gravel. The road is easily managed on a street bike but do not take this route if you dislike gravel roads or are unsure of your riding skills on gravel.
Out and Back to the Idaho-Montana state line
If you want to take the Idaho portions of this loop but don't like gravel roads, then stop to admire the view from the top of the Bitterroots at the state line - where the pavement ends and the gravel begins. Retrace the route back to Moscow from there.
You can also look at the St. Maries-Plummer return from the White Pine Scenic Loop route for other options on the return to Moscow from St. Maries.
Points of Interest
Lolo Pass Visitor Center
The US Forest Service maintains a visitor center here with area information.
Just past the Lolo Pass there is a highway sign that cautions of "Winding Road Next 77 miles". This is a favorite photo opportunity for many riders/travelers. Eastbound, there is a similar sign just east of Lowell.
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