Lolo Pass

Lolo Pass: curves next 99 miles

Lolo Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.595m (5,233ft) above the sea level, located on the border between the states of Montana and Idaho, in USA. The drive offers views of gorgeous meadows, mountain peaks, and forested hills.

The pass is located in the Bitterroot Range of the northern Rocky Mountains. It’s traversed by the US-12, one of the America’s 15 Best Motorcycling RoadsYou have all seen the photos of the sign that says "Curves next 99 miles'. This is the road. It’s one of the best motorcycle roads in the country with lots of sweeping curves and a few tight ones. There is little traffic and excellent road surfaces. This is a paved, two-lane highway with speed limits 50 miles-per-hour or less with few turnouts and limited opportunities to pass. With few guardrails and sharp turns that seem to pop up out of nowhere, Lolo Pass is a dizzying experience that requires absolute attention of any driver willing to test the mettle of its asphalt.

The sky high mountain roadway twisting through the Rocky Mountains is asphalted. It was completed in 1962. It’s one of the most beautiful sections of the Lewis & Clark Trail as it winds through the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana. The road teases you, starting with gentle sweeping turn, building you confidence and urging you faster. The scenery, the curves, and good road surface continue relentlessly. As your endurance wanes some turns have closing a radius.


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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.