Koocanusa Loop

Time and Distance:  338 miles and about eight hours.  You can cut it in half by picking up Highway 2 at Libby and taking it directly back to Kalispell.  

 

Kalispell to Eureka to Libby to Troy to Plains to Kalispell

The leg north to Eureka gets more and more remote.  Lake Koocanusa is huge, and a fitting backdrop for a picnic, then a sprint south to the Libby Dam.  Big country.  Wild.  Unspoiled.   South of Troy you circle the Cabinet Mountains and then parallel the Clark Fork River.  Big water.  Not much population.   Relaxing.  

Stop for the night, or lunch, or an espresso at the Symes Hot Springs Hotel in Hot Springs, or continue on to Flathead Lake and come into Kalispell from the south. 

 

Map and Directions