Motor Mountain USA: Lightning Struck On Top of Idaho [Video]

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Motor Mountain USA at the top of Idaho.

Nathan Adlen and Andre Smirnov venture north-west in search of the highest road in Idaho. They find the Twin Peaks South trail. The people of Idaho are some of the nicest, but mother nature was not as welcoming. A thunderstorm met the #MMUSA crew at the mountain top.

Twin Peaks South trail reaches all the way to 10,394 feet above sea level and serves as a way to get to and from the fire lookout positioned at the very summit. It is one of the highest manned fire lookouts in the western United States. There is also a helicopter landing area at the top.


The narrow, steep, and winding trail that is carved into the side of the mountain is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of loose rocks and the switchbacks near the top are very tight. If you avoid the thunderstorm, this trip will reward you with a challenging drive and some of the more spectacular views in the Pacific North-West.

The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA or #MotorMountainUSA) epic road trip is a celebration of all things American and the road less traveled. Nathan, Roman, Andre and Emme are driving a 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Hard Rock across the country to visit the 50 highest drivable mountain tops in all 50 states. Along the way, they will visit locations off the beaten path and the uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s top tourist destinations.


This trip is also about involving you in the adventure. TFLcar has commissioned 50 commemorative silver belt buckles, one for each state. We will leave a belt buckle somewhere in the state and will tell you the coordinates so you can find it. The first person to find it keeps it. The only requirement is you need to send us a picture of yourself with the belt buckle. You can tweet to us @TFLcar, Facebook us at TFLcar, use the #MMUSA, or #MotorMountainUSA hashtag, email, or all of the above.

The Idaho belt buckle is not at the summit of Twin Peaks South. Watch the video below to get the location.

Thanks to Turtle Wax and their ICE premium car care products with new Smart Shield Technology for helping make the Motor Mountain USA adventure possible and for keeping the Jeep Wrangler looking good! #FreeTheSoul Check out the Turtle Wax ICE system.

Check out the full Idaho episode below. It’s electric.