A little about Lolo Pass

I’m often traveling between Montana and Washington and Lolo Pass is a definite favorite route. It is steeped in history and scenic as you wind along the Lochsa River. There a multiple places to pull off and enjoy the scenic Bitterroots. A great place to get out and take a stretch hike is the DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove.

DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove

The DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove was named for Bernard DeVoto, a conservationist and historian. The two short trails loop through the beautiful western red cedar grove where DeVoto edited the Lewis and Clark journals. These massive trees live up to 3,000 years. On the east side of the road, the Trail of Discovery, a wheelchair-accessible interpretive trail, loops past Crooked Fork Creek.
Interpretive Signs, Hiking Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, BBQ

River Dance Lodge


I stopped at the River Dance Lodge for lunch. Dreading the typical diner food, I was blown away by their gourmet selection. From Trout Tacos to Ahi Tuna Tetaki, this was not diner fare. I will look forward to stopping here in the future. They have cabins and offer guided trips. Overall, I was pretty impressed!




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