Moyie Falls to Cabinet Gorge

Sagle, Idaho

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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 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.
Scenic Driving Idaho

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Scenic Driving Idaho

by Bob Clark (Falcon Guides)

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.

©  Bob Clark/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Sagle
Distance: 80
Season: Year-round; best late spring, summer, and fall
Local Contacts: Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Topo Map: Moyie Falls to Cabinet Gorge Topographic Map
Guide Book: Scenic Driving Idaho Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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