Marvel at the awesome beauty of the International Selkirk Loop as it encircles the wild Selkirk Mountains for 280 miles (including British Columbia). Play on crystal clear rivers and lakes, or traverse mountain trails to view snowcapped peaks and wildlife diversity. Explore charming communities with fascinating history, fun festivals, and picturesque settings.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition journeyed through north-central Idaho 200 years ago in search of the Northwest Passage. The sparkling rivers, deep canyons, and rugged mountains they encountered are relatively unchanged. Experience the culture, recreation, and scenery in this breathtaking land of the Nez Perce.
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.
Visitors to the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway find an abundance of recreational opportunities, postcard-quality scenery, and historical elements. Each season enhances the numerous recreational opportunities created by the interplay of Lake Pend Oreille, the Clark Fork River, and the surrounding forests, all bordered by immense natural beauty within the byway's corridor.
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."
Explore the Western Heritage Historic Byway's vast sagebrush lands and canyon rims of the Snake River. The panoramic, breathtaking view encompasses the snowcapped Owyhee Mountains, the Boise Front, and the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. At Dedication Point enjoy an unforgettable sight overlooking the Snake River's cliffs.
Other Byways in Idaho
As a service, we strive to include information on all byways or backways in Idaho on this website. This list may be incomplete or contain byways that overlap.
- City of Rocks Back Country Byway
- Elk River Backcountry Byway
- Fort Henry Historic Byway
- Gold Rush Historic Byway
- Hells Canyon Scenic Byway - Idaho
- Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Byway
- Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway
- Lost Gold Trails Loop
- Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway
- Mesa Falls Scenic Byway
- Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway
- Owyhee Uplands Back Country Byway
- Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage Scenic Byway
- Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway
- Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway
- Sacajawea Historic Byway
- Salmon River Scenic Byway
- Sawtooth Scenic Byway
- Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway
- St. Joe River Scenic Byway
- Teton Scenic Byway
- Thousand Springs Scenic Byway
- White Pine Scenic Byway
- Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway
- Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway