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Bald Mountain LO

By RonS - Posted on 29 March 2020

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  • Site # 18
  • GPS Coordinates: N47.032021 W116.572191
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Site Sponsor: Northern Rockies Dual Sport Adventures

(509) 780-2776

Ryan from NRDSA operates a motorcycle tour company in some of the premier dual sport areas of Idaho. They have a cabin that is available for rent in prime country. He is a great resource for knowledge, assistance up to and including all-inclusive motorcycle tours. Ryan supports our passion/lifestyle. Definitely contact Ryan if you are in the area to learn more about biking opportunities.


Northern Rockies Dual Sport Adventures
5-day Dual-State Adventure

All-inclusive. Enjoy three nights of lodging in our rustic cabin, as well as three nights on the road. All meals and gas included. Five fun-filled days of riding, including all terrains: dual track, dirt roads, gravel and pavement.

Each day, we will stop at various points of interest and enjoy breathtaking views, while we talk about local history, including the Lewis and Clark expedition, the gold rush, the timber industry, and local mines.  Enjoy evenings with fellow riders, while we relax and talk about the highlights of our days.

We will visit areas of local interest, including the Lolo Motorway, Lochsa Lodge, Dworshak Reservoir, Grandad Bridge, and possibly the historic town of Wallace, Idaho, time permitting.

Riders will need the following: an Idaho OHV tag, a Potlatch recreational permit, a street-legal motorcycle, a valid motorcycle endorsement (if required by your home state), personal safety gear, including a helmet (mandatory in Idaho), eye protection (also required in Idaho), riding boots, gloves, etc.

To obtain the OHV sticker, visit Please note that any state’s OHV sticker is valid in Idaho.  Allow (TIME FRAME) for your sticker to arrive.

We will be riding across Potlatch forest land and each motorcycle must have a recreational permit for each bike. Go to to purchase the permit. Note: You must enter a passenger vehicle on the 1st line, then 0 for passenger vehicles used at once.

If renting a bike from us, all permits are included.

Daily Itinerary:

Fly in to Pullman Regional Airport (PUL). An NRDSA representative will pick you up there. It is also possible to fly into Spokane (GEG) and rent your own car to drive to the NRDSA cabin. Once you arrive at the cabin, we will spend the evening getting acquainted and setting up bikes and gear for the first day’s ride.

Day 1: After a hearty breakfast, it will be kickstands up at 8 a.m. for a 150+ mile loop leaving from and returning to the NRDSA cabin. Explore the best of local riding on your first day. This ride can be customized to fit either bigger bikes or dirt bikes (including some single-track riding).

Day 2: After breakfast, we will again have kickstands up at 8 a.m. Explore remote backcountry Idaho towns such as Elk River and Pierce, as well as Dworshak Reservoir via Grandad Bridge. Dworshak is a stunning recreation area, popular with all types of sports and nature enthusiasts. From Pierce, you will have a beautiful, scenic ride to Lowell, where we will spend the night in cabins at the confluence of the Selway and Lochsa Rivers.Day 3: After breakfast, we will head up to the Lolo Motorway, where the Lewis and Clark expedition crossed as they were heading toward the Pacific Ocean. You will visit many lakes and fire lookouts, as well as other points of interest along the way. We finish day 3 at the Lochsa Lodge with delicious food and great accommodations in the heart of North Idaho. Lochsa Lodge is a popular destination on Highway 12 for motorcyclists from across the nation.

Day 4: Breakfast at Lochsa Lodge is fantastic. After eating, we will leave at 8 a.m. After heading back up to the motorway, we will make our way toward the North Fork of the Clearwater River and up Black Canyon on our way to Superior, Montana, for lunch and gas. From there, we head back into Idaho, via high country mountain passes, down to the St. Joe River and Avery, Idaho. Avery has a museum and small-town charm worth exploring. We will spend the night at a unique venue that offers a one-of-a-kind experience.

Day 5: After a small-town, homemade breakfast, we will have kickstands up at 8 a.m. and head out for our last day. This ride heads up through the mountains for some spectacular views and great scenery on our way back to the NRDSA cabin. Once we arrive at the cabin, we will relax and reflect, enjoying our last evening together. Evening activities include swimming, fishing, hiking, and weather-permitting, a camp fire.

Transportation back to the Pullman airport (the day after we return to the NRDSA cabin) is included.

All gas, lodging, and meals are included. Fees do not include alcoholic beverages, though you are welcome to bring them to the cabin for your own enjoyment.

If you would like to extend your stay, the NRDSA cabin is available to rent on a nightly basis.


All inclusive: $1,500 per person