Friday, August 22, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
We will bike from the East Portal trail head to the West Portal trail head.
We will meet at the Lookout Pass Ski Area at 10:30 am. The Ski Area is located adjacent to I-90 at the Idaho-Montana state line at Exit 0, in Mullan, ID, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, ID. The East Portal is 7 miles from Lookout Pass.
Directions to Lookout Pass
The ride from East Portal (top) to Pearson (bottom) is 15 miles and is a very gentle downhill ride all the way. For most riders, this represents a leisurely 2.5 hour ride. You can ride the trail at any speed you like. We do not have to stay together as a group.
It was called one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country. When the Milwaukee Railroad was operating, the trains traversed through 11 tunnels and over 9 high trestles, covering a 46 mile route that crossed the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The "Route of the Hiawatha" is most famous for the long St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel which burrows for 8771 ft. (1.66 miles) under the Bitterroot Mountains at the state line.