A short drive south from the full-service town of Missoula, Lolo sits at the northern end of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley and is the site of Travelers' Rest State Park—an area once used as a trading ground for Montana's First Nations and a campsite for Lewis and Clark.
Lolo provides access to abundant scenic landscapes in the surrounding Lolo and Nez Perce national forests, not to mention the Bitterroot River and Lolo Creek. This quaint community also offers attractions like Lolo Hot Springs and the iconic Jack Saloon, the Holt Heritage Museum, Lolo Creek Steakhouse, Lolo Peak Brewing Company and Lolo Creek Distillery.
Highway 12 west from Lolo is one of the best motorcycle roads in the country with an iconic road sign stating: WINDING ROAD NEXT 99 MILES. At the Idaho border, Lolo Pass Visitor Center is located in the area where Lewis and Clark crossed over Lolo Pass in the Bitterroot Mountains along the Nez Perce National Historic Trail and is one of the designated sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park. Lolo Pass includes Nordic ski, snowmobile and snowshoe trails and an iconic warming hut, plus an interpretive center and 24-hour restroom.
Nearby Missoula offers a large number and wide array of accommodations, including bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, motels, vacation homes and RV parks. Click here for options.
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