Lookout Pass Ski Area - IdAHO Side

  • Rent & Pick Up: Bikes, Lights, Helmets, Tag-alongs for kids who want to ride behind their parents & Burley Trailers for little kids & other Equipment. All our bikes come with a complimentary bike rack so you can drive with your rental bikes from Lookout Pass to the Trailhead at Taft, MT.
  • Purchase Trail & Shuttle Passes
  • Reservations Pick Up
  • Restrooms & Area Information
  • Food, Beverage & Retail Store. Shop for items you might need or want along the trail.  
  • From here you will drive down I-90 East to Exit 5 in MT and then follow the Hiawatha signs on a dirt/gravel road two miles to the East Portal/Taft Parking Lot. We do not offer a Shuttle Service to the Hiawatha from the Ski Area. You will need to drive there. 





Montana Side

  • If you already have bikes you can drive directly to the Hiawatha and purchase a Trail Pass, food, drinks, sweatshirts or gloves at the East Portal/Taft Tunnel.
  • Tickets at Trailhead are cash only
  • Take exit 5 off I-90 in MT then follow the Hiawatha signs two more miles on a dirt/gravel road to the East Portal/Taft Parking Lot where you will start your ride. 


The trail may be accessed from different directions. From east or west off I-90, take the Taft Exit 5 in Montana (5 miles east from Lookout Pass). After exiting, just follow the signs for 2 miles to the East Portal trailhead which is the top elevation trailhead and where most visitors choose to start. Taft Exit 5, off I-90, is midway between Spokane, WA and Missoula, MT, just 5 miles east of Lookout Pass. The East Portal trailhead has a large parking area that can also accomodate RV's.

IT'S IMPORTANT to note that Lookout Pass Ski Area, located right alongside I-90, Exit 0, at the Idaho/Montana state line, serves as the bike rental shop, service and information center. Trail tickets, shuttle tickets, rental bikes, helmets and lights, food service, souvenirs, maps and information are all available at Lookout Pass and credit cards are accepted there. Trail and shuttle tickets may be purchased from any Trail Marshal on the trail with cash only.  There are no rental bikes at any of the trailheads.

From the south, go through St. Maries and take FH 50 east to Avery, then proceed north on FS Road 456, also known as Moon Pass, for 9 miles where you can park at the Pearson trailhead. Pearson is the bottom elevation trailhead.

Alternate route from Wallace, Idaho, take Exit 61 off I-90 and stop at the Wallace Inn for directions to Moon Pass Road (FS Road 456). Access to Moon Pass weaves through a residential area behind the Wallace Inn (right on Second Street, right on Bank Street, left onto King Street which becomes Moon Pass Road). It's 20 miles from Wallace to the Pearson Trailhead on a well maintained mountain dirt road. Be advised that it wll take 40 minutes to drive the 20 miles. Easiest access from Wallace is via I-90 eastbound to Lookout Pass, approximately 12 miles. 

Alternatively, you can follow the 506 road up and over Roland Pass and down to the historic town site and trail head of Roland (7 miles from I-90) which is located just past the West Portal of the St. Paul Pass, or "Taft" Tunnel.

Still Lost?? Give us a call at (208) 744-1234 and we will be glad to help you.

Miles Lookout Pass

Spokane, WA 90
Coeur d' Alene, ID 56
Kellogg, ID 22
Wallace, ID 12
St. Maries, ID 75
Missoula, MT 100
Plains, MT 67
Superior, MT 47
St. Regis, MT 33
Seattle, WA 372
Lewiston, ID 169
Portland, OR 442