Washington Forest Road 25 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is an often overlooked gem for motorcycle riders. Arguably the best Washington road for both curves and scenery, and with less traffic than the usually top rated Highway 2. One of the reasons that it may be less well-known among riders and writers is because it is closed until late June and only open during the summer thereafter. Its status can easily be checked on the National Forest web site here. The road gives access to the east rim of Mt. St. Helens (a not-to-be missed side trip) and has equally spectacular connecting roads to either I-5 via State Route 503 or to the beautiful Columbia Rivers Route 14 over the Wind River Highway. The road condition is superb -- lots of new pavement/tarmac -- and contrary to what some may think -- it is ALL paved.
Beginning at the turn-off from I-70, near the lost city of Cisco. Fantastic scenery running along the Colorado River, like riding along the bottom of a small Grand Canyon. See also my video
Revelstoke, kelowna, Grand Forks, Castlegar, New Denver, Nakusp, Revelstoke.
What an amazing road, you really need to try it, quite fantastic
The road through the Colorado National Monument is south and west of I-70, with entrances near Grand Junction and Fruita, and appears as a very faint curvy line at the left edge of the map image. This is twisty two-lane desert mountain road overlooking deep red rock canyons with extraordinary eroded landscapes of balancing rocks and hoodoos. Great campsite overlooking Grand Junction along the northwest section of the road.