Southern West Kootenay Loop : Kootenay Bay - Nelson - Trail - Salmo

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road4.0

Info
Route Added By : smithstx
Date : May 14, 2014
Length : 245 kms / 152.2 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
May 14, 2014 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Great route along the east shore of Kootenay Lake (Hwy 3A) and into Nelson. From Nelson to Castlegar, there are two secondary routes that are off the usual highway and much more interesting. Just keep an eye out for deer along that may appear quickly out from the shrubs and farm fields. Some great twisties and nice views of the west arm of Kootenay Lake. Follow the Columbia from Castlegar to Trail. Then loop back to Nelson through Montrose, Fruitvale and Salmo. Once in Nelson, grab a bite and then back to the longest free ferry ride in North America from Balfour to Kootenay Bay.


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  • smithstx
  • 2004 750 Honda Shadow Aero
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