RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"

Thursday, January 17, 2019

On the Eighth Day: A Solo Idaho BDR Adventure

Imagine a place with endless dirt roads piercing though some of the least populated regions in the lower 48 states. 

A place where Indians and outlaws once roamed. A place with no cities, but rather, outposts dotting a lonesome trail that starts in Canada and ends in the Nevada desert. 

Travel to a land that provides an opportunity to ride through the largest contiguous Wilderness in the lower 48 states. 

A land with ghost towns, abandoned homesteads and mines. 

A place where one can truly still get lost I found this all and more in Idaho. While the riding is not particularly challenging, unless remoteness scares you, the roads however, well… they are stupendous and seem to go on and on through a backbone of endless mountains. 

For me, this is my thing. A chance to ride solo, taste history and enjoy splendid scenery. Although I only managed to ride about half of the Back Country Discover Route, it only whetted my appetite to return. 

Hang on tight and enjoy the ride. ~GrizzLee


  1. Wow, very cool. Is this the first BDR you’ve done? Doubtful.

  2. I've ridden parts of of the Oregon and most of the Washington BDRs. The Idaho route is a gem. Easier than the others and more scenic IMHO.But that could just be because I have hiked and camped all over the casacades. Unknown lands are always exciting.

  3. Fantastic. The IDBDR is at the top of my ride list. You documented it well.

    I did the AZBDR. A couple years back and can’t say enough good about it.

    Ride safe, Griz!

  4. Hi Grizz! I have been following you off and on for about 4-5 years now. I share your sense of adventure and am looking to do a backroads trip from E/W Harrison FSR, ending up as far as three or four days will permit, towards Lilloet area. Would you mind emailing me so i could ask you a few questions?

    1. Sure. Need email or you can contact me on advrider (GrizzLee)