If you've already made your way to Montana you've already experienced some "twisty" roads. They aren't "tight twists" Hwy 95 is a very good scenic road. We've "both" driven it with our 40' motorhome. It's not an expressway and I would think you can keep up with everyone else just fine. It's not a crowded highway especially if you can avoid the weekend. Have a good trip!
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This is an old thread, but figured I'd try to contribute since I live in the area and know the road. Highway 95, starting about 10 miles south of Coeur d'Alene and continuing about 30 miles or south to Worley, USED TO be a tight, twisty stretch of road. Narrow, no shoulder, and with a drop into a creek on one side and a mountain on the other. It was referred to by locals as the "goat trail". Not great in a long, heavy rig.
Most of that stretch was rebuilt/replaced about 10-12 years ago. It's a nice road now, mostly four lane with gentle curves. The closest thing to "challenging" now is the grade down into Lewiston. You lose about 2000 feet if elevation in maybe 3 miles. It's a definate grade, but with good, wide curves easy transitions and plenty of "run-away ramps" should there be an equipment failure.
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Easy drive if you can drive. Did it in a 42 foot MH pulling a toad last summer. I had to as they had wildfires blocking the other road I wanted to go down.
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KLM, Hwy 95 from CDA to Lewiston is just fine..... I drive it several times a week. Log trucks, Swift Company, chip trucks and every other type of vehicle is to be found on 95. The only hill ( to speak of) is a 6 % grade above Lewiston for a few miles--not a problem!
Look for the moose that hangs around south of CDA-count hawks- and watch for coyotes. Enjoy the ride.
One note---Lewiston might smell because of the wood pulp plant.