Discover Idaho’s Backcountry by Motorcycle
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – People from far and wide come to Idaho every year for the outdoor opportunities that abound in the Gem State. Some of those people are motorcycle enthusiasts who want to ride the state’s scenic backcountry roads.
Motorcycle riders can get a little help with the online Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route, which includes an interactive map and video-recorded route. The route is aimed “for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel,” according to the site.
It is the fifth route developed by the non-profit organization Backcountry Discovery Routes, and covers more than 1,250 miles of “mostly non-paved track.”
The route begins in Jarbidge, Nev., and travels through the western portion of the state and up to the panhandle. Riders, while passing through many small towns, can view Idaho from a perspective they might not have seen before. Some of the towns riders will pass through include Yellow Pine, Burgdorf, Hot Springs, Elk City, Avery, Wallace and Clark Fork.
The online site also has links to gas stations along the way, restaurants and places to lodge.
Want to see the backcountry routes of nearby states? Other routes by BDR include Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Washington.