TRAILS -- Driving to the Montana-Idaho border to ride a 15-mile rail trail over nine trestles and through 11 cool tunnels appears to be even more popular in hot weather.
"Sunny skies and cooler mountain temps have made for an enjoyable experience on one of the most scenic stretches of rail-to-trail in the country,” he said. Rentals, tickets and other gear area available at Lookout Pass but bikers must drive farther into Montana on I-90 to the Taft Exit and head up the road to the north trailhead.
Lookout Pass is the first ski resort in the nation to register a Bike Patrol with the newly formed Bike Division of the National Ski Patrol, Edholm said. "Our initial membership includes 32 Ski Patrol members from the Inland Northwest who will supplement our staff on the Route of the Hiawatha in aiding our guests and providing information and assistance on the trail."