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  Topic Name: Any Mtb dirt route: Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley Idaho to Montana ??? on: December 30, 2018, 04:13:37 PM
Flinch

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« on: December 30, 2018, 04:13:37 PM »

Looking for a connector, preferably/primarily dirt, from eastern Idaho (Sun Valley, Ketchum, Stanley) area to western Montana; aim is to come out northeast of start, aimed towards Dillon or Butte.

Prefer not to go due east in Idaho as that route is too far and south of destination.

Anyone have intel on such a route?

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  Topic Name: Any Mtb dirt route: Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley Idaho to Montana ??? Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 06:52:00 PM
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 06:52:00 PM »

My advice is to start playing with route options on Ride-with-GPS!
There are numerous combinations and you can choose what you like best regarding distance, elevation gain, maximum gradients, remoteness, etc.
E.g. you can exit NE of Ketchum on the Trail Creek Pass Rd which is dirt and has a very good surface.
From Chilly you can go NW to Challis or NE over the Doublesprings Pass or SE to Mackay and further NE over the Pass Creek Summit.
In the Lost River Valley you can go NW towards Ellis or cross the Lemhi Range on the steep Big Windy Peak.
You can enter Montana from Leodore on the mild Railroad Canyon Rd over Bannack Pass or from Tendoy on the Lewis and Clark trail over the steep Lemhi Pass.
Use satellite view and streetview to inspect road surfaces and find services.
Here is just one proposal : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29110483
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  Topic Name: Any Mtb dirt route: Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley Idaho to Montana ??? Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 08:52:35 AM
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 08:52:35 AM »

Thanks!
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  Topic Name: Any Mtb dirt route: Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley Idaho to Montana ??? Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 05:54:37 PM
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 05:54:37 PM »

looks like you could put together a route through Lowman then north to warm lake then cascade, mccall, burgdorf,Dixie, then magruder corridor to darby mt. From Darby either east on rye creek then north to skalkaho east or south to sula then backroads to the big hole then down the big hole valley.

long way but would be cool
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  Topic Name: Any Mtb dirt route: Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley Idaho to Montana ??? Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 08:35:22 PM
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 08:35:22 PM »

I'd look at trail forks for the singletrack parts and then maybe ask on ADVrider (dirt bike forum) for the rest of the route.  Many of my friends who do long-distance dirt bike camping are also mountain bikers (who are too lazy to bikepack! but still good folk and source of info).
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  Topic Name: Any Mtb dirt route: Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley Idaho to Montana ??? Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 05:11:16 AM
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 05:11:16 AM »

Check out the route for the Fitz to Barn bikepacking race. This might have some roads to use. Then perhaps connect with the Tour Divide Route north.

https://www.mapmyride.com/us/jackson-wy/entire-route-fitz-barn-route-117977141

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