Idaho is paradise for the adventure motorcycle rider; and being based in the southwest corner in Boise affords one the opportunity to ride in any direction and find amazing gravel roads and two-track. The Owyhee Mountains, Silver City, Hells Canyon Gorge, Sawtooth National Forest, and Boise National Forest are all within a few hours reach from Boise. With so many places in all directions it can be a difficult choice as to where to ride on any given weekend.
So we thought we’d share one of our favorite new rides that’s perfect for a short day ride. This scenic route is very easy and takes about three hours depending upon how many stops you make. (Which can be numerous with so much awe-inspiring scenery.) On this particular ride there is about 25 miles of pavement, with most of it coming at the start and end. The rest is fun gravel roads!
Ride Name: Boise – Prairie – Boise
Distance: Approximately 130 miles (depending upon start location)
Trip Time: 2:50h (+ or - depending upon how often you stop)
Average Speed: 45mi/h
All-in-all this is one fun ride with lots of amazing scenery. Next time I will have to stop at the Prairie Store for a bite to eat, as I have already been told the food there is great. For a little more of a look at this ride, here is a short video recap: