Payette River Scenic Byway
Length: 112.0 mi / 180.2 km
Time to Allow: 2.5 hours to drive or 2 days to experience the entire byway
The Payette River Scenic Byway meanders through foothills, mountain valleys, canyons, forests, and wide-open valleys with expansive vistas. Visit Lake Cascade, with its beauty and wildlife, and enjoy Payette Lake among the mountains and trees. Easy access to rafting, kayaking, camping, and fishing make this a trip for everyone.
Between Boise and New Meadows, the towns along Payette River Scenic Byway become a major wintertime adventure destination for skiers, snowmobilers, and more.
Payette River Scenic Byway brims with water recreation opportunities. During the summer Payette River, Cascade Reservoir and Payette Lake provide river running, tubing, beaches, boat docks and fishing for those who want to get wet, or thrilling views of whitewater, waterfalls, and riparian wildlife for sightseers.
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3-Day Trip: Exploring the Payette River
Sample the recreational and cultural opportunities along the Payette River Scenic Byway by following this suggested itinerary. You'll have plenty...