Scenic Driving Idaho  by Bob Clark

Scenic Driving Idaho Guide Book

by Bob Clark (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Idaho  by Bob Clark
Clear mountain lakes, rugged peaks, towering forests, spectacular canyons, and desert plains form an inspiring backdrop for these scenic drives through land once traveled by explorers Lewis and Clark, miners during the gold rush, and the hardy pioneers on the Oregon Trail. This guide contains comprehensive route descriptions, detailed maps, information on nearby attractions, travel-season recommendations, and fascinating facts about the geology and history of the area. Black-and-white photos illustrate the drives, and the stunning eight-page color section will entice you to take these roads-less-traveled.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Idaho" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 27.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 27.

This 135-mile drive begins with a tour of a penitentiary in Boise and follows mountain roads to Idaho City, the early center of mining activity in the Boise Basin. From there, it continues to Lowman, ...
Lowman, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 135
This 46-mile drive is a backcountry adventure on gravel and unimproved dirt roads, following a historic wagon road from Challis to the gold mining towns of Custer and Bonanza over an 8,800-foot mounta ...
Challis, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 46
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This 140-mile drive passes through some of the earliest settlements in Idaho, from Franklin to the Bear Lake Valley and the Bear River. Proceeding north to Soda Springs, the drive detours for a relaxi ...
Soda Springs, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 140
The 120-mile drive explores Oregon Trail history in the town of Glenns Ferry before striking out across an arid portion of southwestern Idaho. The route parallels the south bank of the Snake River on ...
Grand View, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 120
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This 115-mile drive passes through the quiet southeastern corner of the state. All travel is on two-lane paved roads, except for side trips to visit a pair of wildlife refuges. Pastoral landscapes and ...
Montpelier, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 115
A 125-mile trip into the depths of Hell’s Canyon on a mixture of roads ranging from paved two-lane highway in the canyon to a rough, narrow, unimproved dirt road with steep climbs out of the canyon. A ...
Cambridge, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 125
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A 102-mile drive across lava plains on two-lane paved roads between Idaho Falls, the largest city in eastern Idaho, and Craters of the Moon National Monument on the northern edge of the Snake River pl ...
Blackfoot, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 102
A 90-mile country drive, almost entirely on two-lane paved roads following the east shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene from north to south, then along the Coeur d’Alene River valley and up Fourth of July sum ...
Coeur d'Alene, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 90
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The 39-mile drive is a backcountry loop on gravel roads that are, in places, narrow, steep, and rough. Climbing from the Lemhi Valley to a saddle on the crest of the Beaverhead Mountains, the route vi ...
Tendoy, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 39
Follow free-flowing rivers for 115 miles from the Continental Divide through magnificent forests of towering cedar, pine, and fir trees. The paved two-lane highway was completed as recently as 1962. T ...
Kamiah, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 115
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This 110-mile drive begins by climbing out of the Clearwater Canyon to visit some of Idaho’s earliest mining settlements. After returning to the Clearwater River it heads downstream past towering Dwor ...
Lewiston, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 110
A 24-mile drive on gravel and dirt roads that follows a ridge line with expansive views of the forests and Palouse hills of northwestern Idaho and eastern Washington. Special attractions: The road its ...
Moscow, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 24
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This 80-mile drive follows two-lane paved highways as it traverses the Purcell Trench and passes through a pair of historic towns. After visiting Sandpoint, it continues along the shore of one of Idah ...
Sagle, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 80
This is a low-key, 40-mile drive on paved back roads through the pastoral north country. It runs straight as an arrow from Oldtown to Blanchard before turning to Spirit Lake and going on to the southe ...
Oldtown, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 40
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A pleasant, 170-mile journey through forested hills and vast fields of potatoes, with the scenic backdrop of the Tetons as accompaniment. The drive follows portions of two National Forest Scenic Byway ...
Ashton, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 170
A 124-mile drive, mostly on paved roads, with short stretches of good gravel road. The route follows closely the forested shores of Payette Lake before heading south through pastoral Long Valley, past ...
Cascade, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 124
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This is primarily a forest drive, covering 74 miles on two-lane paved roads. Stands of Idaho’s magnificent western redcedar and white pines dominate the landscape. Portions of the route have been desi ...
Saint Maries, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 74
A 110-mile drive through heavy forests on two-lane paved roads and improved gravel roads to isolated Priest Lake in the northern Idaho panhandle. Glimpses of the lake give way to expansive views as th ...
Coolin, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 110
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This 165-mile drive takes in an eclectic mix of sand dunes, lava and sagebrush, agricultural land, wildlife refuges, and forests as it passes through the sparsely settled lands between Rexburg and the ...
Rexburg, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 165
This 116-mile excursion starts in an arid, desolate portion of the Snake River plain, passes lava fields and ice caves, and winds through the lovely Wood River Valley to Sun Valley. From there, it con ...
Ketchum, ID - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 116
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