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Boise Idaho to Jasper Alberta Ca

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 1768 miles / 2845.3 km
  • Ride Time: 1 week (5-7 days)
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $134.37
  • State: Idaho
Submitted by:
jkasten pro

This trip was taken the last week in August and the timing was perfect. Started in Boise Idaho and headed North on Hwy 55 to Grangeville Idaho. Then east on Hwy 12 to Missoula Montana. Hwy 12 runs along the Lochsa River which is Indian for Rough Water. This is part of the Louis and Clark Trail. Beautiful twisties and high mountain air. Day Two:
Headed North on 93 to Cranbrook BC. I had a little extra traffic to contend with around Kalispel Montana since it was fire season.
It was a short ride day but with the extra fire traffic it was just fine. Stayed in Cranbrook BC for the night. The city has ther back drop of the Canadian Rockies at every view point. Beautiful sunset on the mountains.

Day three:
Heade north on 93/95 from Cranbrook BC to Radium Hot Springs and then took 93 thruough the Kootenay National Park to Banff AB.
Beautiful scenery could have spent the whole day in the park.
Stayed with Hwy 93 all the way to Jasper AB. Lake Louise is the first turquiose lake I had ever seen. They are all that color all the way along the hwy to Jasper.
The Columbia Glaciers are something to see if you have never had the opportunity to see an old glacier field. The columbia is made up of thirteen glaicers and take your breath away. Mt Columbia is the highest point in Alberta at 12,294 feet.
Make sure you have all your riding gear, cool weather and rain is a regular between Jasper and Banff.
Plenty of camp sites if you like camping and don't mind sharing the space with the Elk, Mountain Goats and Bears.

Day Four:
Headed South to Calgary on Hwy 1 and then South to Fort Macleod AB on hwy 2.
Calgary to Fort Macleod AB is wheat conurty. You could watch your dog run away from home for three days in this part of Alberta. High Winds but pretty easy riding since there was no gusts...

Day five:
Headed south on Hwy 2 to St Mary Montana where I pickup the road called the Highway to the Sun in Glacier Park. I recommend taking this route early in the day since this is a very twisty and narrow highway. Beautiful country and allow a couple of hours for the 50+ miles. You'll want to stop a take plenty of photos.
After going over the pass I headed South to Hamliton Montana on Hwy 93.

Day Six
Left Hamilton Montana and headed south on 93 to Sula..Great spot for bisquits and gravey only thing there so you can't miss it. After filling my human tank I headed for Idaho. I went through Salmon and Challis, Stanley and then to Idaho City.
Completed the day back home after 2,200 miles of pure freedom and delight. I can hardley wait for the 2008 trip, which is in the planning stages already.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Idaho. This motorcycle route has 9 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by jkasten in October. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by jkasten

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