Pioneer Historic Byway
Length: 127.0 mi / 204.4 km
Time to Allow: 2.5 hours to drive or 4.5 hours to enjoy the byway
Begin at Franklin, Idaho's first city, and then travel up the Bear River to northern Mormon settlements, military campaigns, and the first Yellowstone route. Relive the byway's pioneer saga and walk Oregon Trail ruts in emigrant footsteps. See major geologic and natural sites, massacre sites and Chesterfield, a Mormon "ghost town."
History and culture shape the landscape of the Pioneer Historic Byway, but the byway also holds many natural qualities. If you are a birding enthusiast, a bird-watching trip on this historic byway promises to be an exciting adventure.
With its profound beauty and substantial history, the Pioneer Historic Byway, located in the southeastern corner of Idaho, is a beloved landmark. Travel the byway to hear the area’s riveting stories of heartache and triumph that will impress you and touch your heart for years to come.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Bear River Mormon Settlements & Ghost Towns
Experience the history of Mormon settlement in part of the Upper Bear River Valley. Brigham Young sent settlers north from Salt Lake City up the...