Boise to Warm Lake



Description: Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway is a favorite road for many riders because of its hairpins and switchbacks. You will go over both Mores Creek Summit (6,118 feet) and Banner Ridge Summit (7,056 feet) on this ride and the views at many of the overlooks are amazing. There are numerous hot springs along this route so bring a swim suit (although they are not required at all of the springs) and soak some of the road aches off along the way.......I know I know this is the same description from the Bosie - Challis Ride. But it does cover some of the same roads. This ride is a bit longer but adds more great roads!
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Hazards: Watch for wildlife and loose rocks from small slides on the sides of the road
Places to stop: - Kirkham Hot Springs about 40 miles north of Idaho City
- Pine Flats Hot Springs a few miles west of Lowman
- Molly's Tubs between Warm Lake and Cascade
- Cascade Lake
Distance: Approx. 250 miles
Route: 1. Head north on ID-55 toward E Floating Feather Rd 11.9 mi
2. Continue on New State Hwy 55 5.1 mi
3. Slight right at Horseshoe Bend Rd/ID-55
Continue to follow ID-55 53.2 mi
4. Turn right at Warm Lake Rd 3.3 mi
5. Turn left to stay on Warm Lake Rd 4.9 mi
6. Turn left at NFD 22 Rd/Warm Lake Rd 3.5 mi
7. Turn right at NFD 22 Rd 7.8 mi
8. Turn left to stay on NFD 22 Rd 1.8 mi
9. Turn left to stay on NFD 22 Rd 1.2 mi
10. Turn right to stay on NFD 22 Rd 1.2 mi
11. Turn left to stay on NFD 22 Rd 0.3 mi
12. Continue on NFD 579 Rd 1.7 mi
13. Turn left to stay on NFD 579 Rd 8.4 mi
14. Turn right to stay on NFD 579 Rd 0.3 mi
15. Turn right to stay on NFD 579 Rd 2.4 mi
16. Turn left to stay on NFD 579 Rd 6.9 mi
17. Head southwest on NFD 579 Rd toward NFD 555 Rd 8.6 mi
18. Turn right at NFD 555 Rd 11.0 mi
19. Turn right to stay on NFD 555 Rd 0.5 mi
20. Turn left to stay on NFD 555 Rd 0.1 mi
21. Turn right to stay on NFD 555 Rd 13.1 mi
22. Turn right to stay on NFD 555 Rd 11.5 mi
23. Turn left at Banks Lowman Rd 10.1 mi
24. Turn right to stay on Banks Lowman Rd 151 ft
25. Turn right at ID-21/Ponderosa Pine Scenic/Ponderosa Pine Scenic Rte 0.7 mi
26. Turn left to stay on ID-21/Ponderosa Pine Scenic/Ponderosa Pine Scenic Rte 10.1 mi
27. Turn right to stay on ID-21/Ponderosa Pine Scenic/Ponderosa Pine Scenic Rte
Continue to follow ID-21 53.2 mi
Gas:Boise, Lowman, Warm Lake, Cascade
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Submitted by:Patrick L on August 7, 2009, 9:18 am

 

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Boise to Warm Lake