Riding

HOME | REGISTRATION | SPONSORS | ATTRACTIONS | SCHEDULE | RIDING | LODGING | BIKE AID | APPAREL

We are sure many great routes will be posted here and be sure to enjoy them if you wish. We also encourage you to take this chance to relax, explore where you want, see something new and plan your days so you get exactly what you want from your vacation. We are here to help you with that.

I understand that the Concours Owners Group (COG) cannot assume responsibility for my personal safety when using these sample routes. If I choose to use these sample routes I do so voluntarily, based on my own assessment of my abilities, the routes conditions and facilities, and therefore assume all risks. I release and hold harmless COG, its officers, agents and members from any and all injury and/or loss to my person or property that may result from using these routes or participation in this event. I understand that the routes available for me to download are only samples of possible routes in the rally area. They are provided without any guarantee of accuracy, road quality, or safety. As with any route provided, we recommend following the route on a map first. This way you will have a better idea of where you are going and have more fun doing it.

 Need pure gas?:  http://pure-gas.org/

How to get to the National, looking for routes? See some example routes here Getting to the National

The routes below are suggestions. The miles and times are average  riding times. Add time for food and pit stops.

Type Key
Sporting:   This ride contains roads of a sporty nature 🙂
Historic:   A ride that visits historic towns and places
Scenic:   Bring your camera, and take your time to smell the roses
Shorten:  This ride has options to shorten the length/time

*** NEW GPS FILE **

August 14th Update, Here is a single Garmin GDB file that has ALL the routes on it. Rocky Mountain Rendezvous ver1 GDB

** Fire Watch **

There a number of significant fires in the PAC NW.
Please check your routes are not affected by them.
USDA Forest Service
Idaho Transportation Department – Highway Info

NameDescriptionMilesTypeMap-and-GPS
Teds Most Excellent AdventureNorth East Loop to Jackson Hole WY for Ted's Rafting Trip.

Excellent ride with nice elevation changes and reservoir views even if your not going rafting. The southern leg takes you down Palisades Reservoir and up into Jackson Hole, and "the Bird" for eatin'. The northern leg has a stop at the Grand Teton Brewing Co.
201Google-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Craters of the MoonArco ID, Craters of the Moon, Sun Valley ID (Maybe see Demi Moore?) Galena summit. Cross over the top of the Sawtooth mountains and return down Salmon river canyon.436 ShortenGoogle-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
National Parks LoopThe "I want it all ride!"

From Idaho Falls through Harriman State park to the West Gate of Yellowstone. Down through the West Side of Yellowstone crossing. Cross the Continental Divide 3 times. Exit Yellowstone and proceed directly to Grand Tetons, south into Jackson Hole WY then back to Idaho Falls.
326Google-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Gold Spike LoopSight of the joing of the east west railroads in 1869. Run back through Logan canyon to Bear lake and home to Rally Central428Google-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Risk vs RewardNot for the faint of heart or soft of butt. The Risk? One Loooong day or a great overnight-er. The Reward? You'll probably only be here once. A do not miss. Add another 97 miles and get your Iron Butt tattoo.903Sporty
Historic
Scenic
Google-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Salmon River LoopA short run up the 15 then left to Big Hole National Battlefield. Turn left onto 93 So. and travel a twisty road down the Salmon River canyon. Many historical markers along this route479HistoricGoogle-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Lost Gold Trails Loop
(11 miles of gravel rds)
Lost Gold Trails Loop is a 48-mile drive through the scenic high latitude desert area just south of the Centennial Mountains and west of Yellowstone. The Beaver Creek Valley (between Dubois and Spencer) was part of the main route for gold prospectors traveling to the gold mines in Montana in the late 1800's (that's where the "Lost Gold Trails" name comes from). Stage coaches ran through the valley for years until the Oregon Short Line Railroad arrived and built through in 1879. Dubois was originally known as Dry Creek but was renamed in honor of Fred Dubois, an Idaho Senator who was instrumental in helping Idaho become a state. The town wasn't much until the railroad built a new Roundhouse Station there in 1892. The first real church in town was built in 1905 and is now the Heritage Hall Museum. Dubois grew up to service the sheep and cattle ranches in the area. Most farming was centered around the growing of hay, and even now, the hay grown in this part of Idaho often makes its way as far as Florida.Lost Gold Trails Loop departs downtown Dubois on Idaho Highway 22, crosses west over the bridge over the Interstate and then turns north on Old US Highway 91 to make the run to Spencer. In between Dubois and Spencer you'll pass the entrance to the USDA Sheep Experiment Station, a location where sheep research has helped turn out three new species of genetically-modified and commercially successful sheep. About 3 miles south of Spencer is China Point. The name comes from an incident during a blizzard when a group of Chinese men in a stagecoach were halted by the heavy snow. The Chinese were on their way to the goldfields in Montana to be cooks for various of the mining operations there. The stage driver tried to persuade them to abandon the stage and ride the horses into town but they refused. They ended up freezing to death and were buried nearby172HistoricGoogle-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Bear Lake, Black Foot ReservoirVisit 3 states in one loop. Leave Idaho falls around Palisades Reservoir and enter WY to the east side of Bear lake. Travel around Bear lake and return up the west side. Divert over to Soda Springs and around Blackfoot Reservoir. Return to Idaho Falls in the reverse back around Palisades. Try the peanut brittle in Bear Lake. Can't be beat.401ShortenGoogle-Map
GDB File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Teton Scenic Byway/ Mesa FallsTravel the west side of the Grand Tetons North to Mesa Falls. This loop can be split into 2 sections between the Teton scenic byway and Mesa falls for 2 shorter loops. Take some time to visit Klim's HQ for a tour 212ShortenGoogle-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File
Sacajawea Historic BywaySacajawea was the Native American woman that helped guide Lewis and Clark through Idaho in 1805. Littered with historic markers follow part of the route discovered by the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Sacajawea. Enjoy a run down Salmon river canyon and back to Rally Central.366ShortenGoogle-Map
EST File
GPX -File
PDF-File

Additional riding resources:

Guide to Idaho’s Scenic Byways:  http://www.idahobyways.gov/