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Offline Noosa_nomad

GDMBR Helena to Basin alternate route advice
« on: April 09, 2024, 03:27:51 am »
G’day, I was looking at the alternate route into Basin as the main trail seems very cut up and rocky in parts. Problem is that the alternate seems to run on the Interstate for quite a way. Has anyone ridden this route that can help? Cheers.

Offline aggie

Re: GDMBR Helena to Basin alternate route advice
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2024, 12:04:32 pm »
Although I haven't traveled this route, looking at google maps there is a way to avoid riding on I-15 although you will be on a frontage road that parallels it for part of the way. 

In Helena take 11th Ave east.  It turns into Colonial Dr. and then into hwy 282.  It will parallel I-15 going south.  Follow it until you get to Jefferson City.  Then you'll cross the freeway on an unmarked road although there is a sign on I-15 for the Jefferson City exit.  Take a left at the dead end in town and continue south.  Take the second right.  You'll see a sign for Plateau 9.  This becomes Corbin Rd.  It becomes Wickes Rd and then High Ore Rd.  Follow it until just before I-15.  Make a right on the Boulder Frontage Rd.  It will take you into Basin. 

Don't know the condition of the roads but they look very low traffic and the satellite view shows them clearly.

Offline Noosa_nomad

Re: GDMBR Helena to Basin alternate route advice
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2024, 04:57:41 pm »
Thank you. I’’ll have a look at that route. Part of me says I should go with the main route as I’m sure to encounter rocky roads especially in NM, although the other part says ‘build your strength’ first. I think I’ll build my strength😁