Route of the Hiawatha

Historic Rail to Trail though Idaho and Montana

Lookout Pass maintains and operates the Route of the Hiawatha. This is a Nationally acclaimed Rail-to-Trail path that follows the abandoned Milwaukee RR grade between the historic old townsite of Taft, MT, and Pearson, ID. There are several tunnels and trestles to pass through and go over. This is a wonderful family friendly bike ride in beautiful Northern Idaho.

Northern Idaho, on the Montana boarder, right on Interest 90.

About Route of the Hiawatha

Find the light at the end of every tunnel on the Route of the Hiawatha. 10 tunnels and 7 trestles make this one of the most scenic rails to trails conversions in the world. Nestled in the Bitterroot Mountains on the Montana/Idaho border this 16-mile trail is both beautiful and rich in history as one of the great engineering feats of the Milwaukee Road. 

The Employee Experience

Every day is an adventure on the Route of the Hiawatha! This is a dynamic and fast-paced environment with guest service at the forefront of our operations. Surrounded by the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains and lacking the modern convivence of cell service our staff are a resource for all guests as we ride the trail to aid our visitors. 

Ideal Candidate

Our staff needs to be outgoing, resourceful, problem-solvers and outdoor-oriented as most are expected to spend the majority of the day outside. 

Room and Board

Housing is available for those who qualify. This shared dorm-style conversion does have a full kitchen, Wifi, Cable TV, and washer and dryer on the property. Rooms are shared with shared bathrooms. Day rates and Monthly rates are available.  Housing is on the Idaho side in Mullan, ID or Osburn, ID.

Employee Perks

Employees enjoy unlimited access to the bike trail, shuttles, downhill mountain biking, and scenic chairlift rides. Discount on food and beverages at the main base area and employee lunches on select days each month. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Personal vehicles are welcome. There is limited public transportation in the Silver Valley on the ID side and none in MT. Bikes can work as an alternative but distances can be far. Carpooling with other staff is an option. The closest airports are in Spokane, WA, and Missoula, MT.

For Fun

Surrounded by National Forests and miles of biking, hiking, and access to fishing streams, rafting on the Clark Fork, St. Joe, and North Fork, there is something for everyone. Wallace, ID hosts countless festivals each weekend in the summer. Less than 2 hrs to Glacier National Park, Missoula, Coeur d'Alene, and Spokane provide a change of scenery and other amenities not found in the Silver Valley or St. Regis Valley. 

How to Apply

Apply today via the Apply Here button below or email with a resume.


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