RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (Aka US 12)

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

This month’s featured Bucket List Road, winding through a remote and rugged section of northern Idaho and Montana, is often found on lists of America’s top ten scenic roads. Unlike some roads that follow rivers, on this route the rider’s panoramic view of the cascading waterways is rarely obscured by foliage.

Scenery: The sparkling rivers, deep canyons, dense forest, and breathtaking scenery are largely unchanged along this same passage through the Bitterroot Mountains that Lewis and Clark followed over 200 years ago.
Curves: As the sign indicates, the curves just go on and on.
Technical Difficulty: Moderate

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