A memorable road trip to Goldstone Pass

Goldstone Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.774m (9,101ft) above the sea level, located on the Idaho-Montana border, in USA.

Goldstone Pass

Set high in the Beaverheads, within the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended. It’s called Goldstone Road into Montana and into Idaho is Pratt Creek Road. It's one of the highest roads in Idaho.

The pass links Lemhi County (Idaho) and Beaverhead County (Montana). Along the way you’ll find abandoned mining equipment. The pass is usually impassable from late May through early November. The road is pretty steep. Starting at Bloody Dick Road, the ascent is 5.63km (3.5 miles) long, with an elevation gain of 444 meters. The average gradient is 7.88%, hitting a 10.6% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
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