Bike Big Sky and Stay at Hamilton Quality Inn

Ride through the wild terrain of Montana's Big Sky country. Rev up your bike, let the wind hit your face, and feel the power of your motorcycle's engine roar. You're ready to go anywhere. If you're looking for some new, beautiful bike routes to enjoy, you've come to the right place. Download the Big Sky Biker Guide here. You'll be glad to know that we offer a water hose and a special location for guests to keep their bikes looking great. Upon request, we also have buckets, rags and cleansers that can be checked out at the front desk.

Thanks to Town Pump hotels of Montana, you'll be guided through the most scenic and attraction-filled routes around. With the help of our "Bike the Big Sky: Your Guide to Great Montana Rides," you'll enjoy seven amazing routes that are yours for the choosing.

Enjoy Your Own Historic Expedition

The area around Hamilton Quality Inn in Hamilton, Montana--the Bitterroot Valley--is known for its sweeping panoramas and majestic mountain views. The famous Lewis and Clark expedition passed through this area that lies between the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountain ranges--all a great place for an historic ride of your own...our Route Number Two from Missoula to Swan River Valley.

Missoula to Swan River Valley

Start by heading east from Missoula on I-90. Take the Bonner exit and head east on State Route 200. Continue on route 200 east/north through Bonner until you get to Clearwater Junction about 40 miles away. Turn left onto HWY 83 North. Follow this road past Salmon and Seeley Lakes and you will come to the town of Swan Lake. Ride another 17 miles and you will be in Bigfork, at the northern end of Flathead Lake. From Bigfork head south on HWY 35, approximately 50 miles to Polson. HWY 35 is a two-lane highway that winds around Flathead Lake. At the south end of the lake, you will arrive in Polson. Then head south on HWY 93 towards Missoula. This will take you through the Mission Valley. Continue following HWY 93 south to Ravalli, continuing on HWY 93/MT 200 to Missoula.

Route Two Highlights and Facts

  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Multiple Cherry Orchards
  • Breathtaking Mountain Ranges
  • Approximate Distance: 223 Miles
  • Route is Mostly Two-lane Highway

Visit our area guide page for more outdoor activities like Montana hunting, skiing, and fly fishing. To learn more about how we'll take care of our beloved bikers or to make a reservation, please give us a call at 800.442.4667 today.