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 Idaho’s “gems”—Lake Pend Oreille, and winds up at Cabinet Gorge on the Montana border.
Special attractions: Moyie Falls and the 450-foot-high Moyie River Bridge; the historic communities of Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint; the Purcell Trench, a unique geological feature that defines the landscape; the possibility of spotting moose near McArthur Lake and on the Pack River; the hillside community of Hope; and Cabinet Gorge Dam. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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