Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kalispell, MT, USA
Re: Route suggestions please
I live just west of Glacier near Kalispell. I plan on taking US 93 south most of the way, linking into I-15 at Blackfoot Idaho. 93 is nice along either side of Flathead lake, and the ride through Idaho is pretty good too. It is a two or four laner all the way, depending on the size of the town you are going through.
If you want to make time, 93 to Interstate 90, to Interstate 15 is the fastest, but I prefer staying off the Interstate as much as possible.
Other nice routes include taking US 2 back east from West Glacier and turning south on 89, riding along the east front of the Rockies to Choteau (Sho-toe) then 287 south to Interstate 15. Now you could stay on I-15 all the way down to SLC, or stay with 287/12 down to I 90, then decision again! Either stay on 287, or go east to 191 down the Gallatin Canyon on the west side of Yellowstone. Either gets you to 20 outside of West Yellowstone. 20 dumps you ont I-15 a few miles north of Blackfoot, ID where 93 would come into 15.
But of course going through Yellowstone is another option...don't you hate me about now...too many choices, but that is something I love about the Big Sky state, most the drives are pretty great.
I hope this helps some, reply if you have other questions.
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