Lookout Pass Ski Area operates the Route of the Hiawatha. The base lodge is where you can purchase trail and shuttle tickets and the bike rental shop is located there. The lodge also has a grill & deli, plus retail items and serves as a visitor center. Credit cards can be used at the ski area. Lookout Pass is located right alongside I-90, Exit 0, at the Idaho/Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho.
The Route of the Hiawatha is 7 miles from the ski area. Take Exit 5 off I-90 (in Montana) and follow the signs for 2 miles to the East Portal trailhead. There is a large parking area at the East Portal and this is where most visitors start their ride because it is the top elevation trailhead. The first thing you will do is bicycle through the 1.66 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel! The trail is 15 miles long and takes about 2 1/2 hours to ride at a leisurely pace. There are 46 interpretive signs along the way and 5 restrooms. The bottom trailhead, Pearson, is where the shuttle buses are located to transport you and your bike back to the Roland trailhead which is just below the West Portal of the big tunnel. This means you pedal back through the St. Paul Pass Tunnel to reach your vehicle.
Those with lights, helmets, and bikes, (lights and helmets are required) may proceed directly to the trail where you can purchase trail and shuttle tickets from any Trail Marshal or Shuttle Driver for cash.