The Jam Band

The Jam Band

North Idaho’s Historic Bitterroot Loop attracts people who like to mix outdoor recreation and nightlife. Ride the trails, gondola, zip line, boat, hike, hunt, or ski, during the day, then cut loose at a hometown bar at night.

Located in the Idaho Panhandle between Washington and Montana, the northwest corner of the loop is anchored in beautiful Coeur d’Alene.

Boating on the Coeur d'Alene River

Boating on the Coeur d’Alene River near Harrison, ID

When you’re ready to leave the stress behind and loose yourself in spectacular scenery, local history, and quaint small town America, you will find much to discover here.

Keep up on entertainment and attractions on the the Bitterroot Loop Facebook page. Will you be visiting the greater South Lake  Coeur d’Alene area? Check southlakecda.com for live music,  events and lodging.

Harrison is a favorite rest stop for cyclists.

Harrison is a favorite rest stop for cyclists.

If you plan to ride the 72-mile Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, check out these FAQs, lodging links, campgrounds, and restaurants (some of which have links to online menus).

It’s easy to spend a week long vacation on the Bitterroot Loop. You might ride the trail of the Coeur d’Alenes for two days, and spend another exploring the Route of the Hiawatha and the St. Joe National Forest. If a thrilling downhill mountain bike ride and indoor water park are more your speed, schedule a couple of days at Silver Mountain Resort. You can dig for garnets and fossils south of St. Maries, and spend a day hiking and picking huckleberries in the mountains. Rent a boat or kayak and explore the area from the water. You may want to try your luck at the Coeur d’Alene Casino or play at the world class Circle Raven Golf Course next door. While you’re in the area, why not stop for a picnic at H2H Bison Ranch? Maybe you’d rather spend a few days horseback riding at Red Horse Mountain near Harrison? You can even kick back in the buff at the well-appointed Sun Meadow family nudist resort near Worley.

Cary Fly at Carlin Bay

The Cary Fly Band entertains dancers at Carlin Bay