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yaya

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Posted: 10/12/20 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at the map and the route I see goes straight thru the mountains. Was wondering if anyone has done this trip and what is is like?

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Posted: 10/13/20 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We took the 'easy' (but long) route. I84 to I15 to I90 to rte 93 near Missoula to Kalispel to rte 2 which runs into Hungry Horse. Long, but scenic and we were in no hurry.


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Posted: 10/13/20 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

US 12 runs thru the mountains and appears to be the most direct. Most if it is along the river, but while the steep grades are few, the curves are many.

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Posted: 10/13/20 07:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you take Idaho 55 North from Boise check for road construction delays.

There has been significant construction and delays all summer.

I would take the long way described above. Even when towing I prefer Interstates and 4 lane roads over the narrow winding road such as Idaho 55.

I definitely would not recommend going through Stanley Idaho from Boise if towing.

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Posted: 10/13/20 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's a reason those state borders were drawn the way they were. I'd take the long way too.


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We live near Boise and have gone to Glacier/Hungry Horse several ways. The direct route up hwy 95 all the way to Missoula and Hungry Horse.

We've also driven Hwy 55, over the Banks Lowman hwy to Lowman and hwy 21 to Stanley, then 75 to 93 to Salmon and up Missoula, then to Hungry Horse.

Boise to Stanley is a good route for the person here who said not to do it. It is a mountain route, but with the right RV, tow vehicle, and experience, it's a beautiful route, but not as direct as through hwy 95.

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