LOLO HOT SPRINGS

Map of Lolo Hot Springs

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Biking Photos (14K)Location: Near Missoula
Type: Road Ride
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Mileage: 25.5 miles

This ride incorporates a very popular stretch of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, the 4,500-mile cross-country route originally mapped by Bikecentennial in 1975.

A few years before that historic cycling route was laid out – 170 years to be exact – the Lewis and Clark expedition followed a similar route, heading up Lolo Creek from a campsite near present Lolo (they called it “Traveller’s Rest) into the Bitterroot Mountains and then over Lolo Pass.

The turnaround point (or ending point, should you have a shuttle and choose to to the ride as a point-to-point) is the Lolo Hot Springs Resort. With a full slate of amenities that include luscious soaking pools, this is one hot spot that is popular with recreationists the year around.