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Offline gingerp

bike routes from Wallace ID to Butte MT
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:13:14 pm »
Hi all, I am planning trips for 2020, including the trail of the Coeur d'Alene, Route of the Hiawatha, and then on to Cycle Greater Yellowstone, which starts in Butte.  Any ideas or resources for/about safe-ish bike routes from Wallace or St. Regis to Butte?  Thanks.

Offline jamawani

Re: bike routes from Wallace ID to Butte MT
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 07:37:14 pm »
Once the CdA Trail hits I-90 it's pretty yucky.
But the road over Thompson Pass is fabulous.
So from Enaville head east to Thompson Falls.
Make sure to use the trail bridge over the falls.

Hwy 200 is mixed - like most Montana roads.
Moderate traffic, some narrow sections. 20%?
Then busy, but shoulders US 93 into Missoula.

Not totally direct, but Hwy 200 thru Ovando,
Then Helmville-Drummond Road (Rte 271) - paved, empty.
Then Hwy 1 thru Phillipsburg to Anaconda.

The Silver Bow rail trail is nowhere near complete into Butte.
Have to get on I-90 for a chunk.
Safe, but not anything to write home about.

Butte itself, however, is fantabulous.


Offline Iowagriz

Re: bike routes from Wallace ID to Butte MT
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 09:43:16 pm »
Pavement or gravel?

Wild West Route (new) gets you from Wallace to Superior. I have a route from there to Missoula. Primarily gravel.

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Offline Iowagriz

Re: bike routes from Wallace ID to Butte MT
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 09:43:59 pm »
Pavement or gravel?

Wild West Route (new) gets you from Wallace to Superior. I have a route from there to Missoula. Primarily gravel.

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Offline gingerp

Re: bike routes from Wallace ID to Butte MT
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 04:02:16 pm »
Pavement preferably.  Road bike with 35's so could do compacted gravel/sand, but not anything more bumpy.  Thanks all for the info.