This is an incredible crooked road located in the Beaverhead National Forest.
Several sections of twisties keeps one on their toes.
We completed this ride while on a visit through Idaho and Montana in late June, 2011.
The road is fully paved and is in good condition.
Minimal traffic means one can really enjoy this ride with out having to make too many passes.
Watch out for some accumulation of stone on the outside turn of two of the 180 turns near the north end of this road while driving south to north.
- Anonymous (8/5/11)
As of the summer of 2008 the entire Pioneer Scenic Byway is now widened and paved.
No gravel sections at all now.
The twisties are still left intact however.
- Anonymous (7/14/09)
Most of this route is paved, and there are some awesome twisties in the middle that are a blast on a bike.
Rode it this summer (2007), and it was excellent.
- Anonymous (2/24/08)
One of my very favorite rides - so much to see and lightly traveled.
Stop at Crystal Park and dig for crystals, Elkhorn ghost town and mine site, Elkhorn Hot Springs, and close to Bannack Park and Ghost Town.
From the South the gravel section was well packed but had some marble gravel on the Elkhorn pass, so go slow.
The paved section was great open mountain meadows dropping down to follow the Wise River.
Stop at the day use pull over area (a little jewel of an area).
Loved the whole length of the road - I want to go there again.
- Anonymous (2/13/08)