Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway
It would not be difficult to visualize the beauty and splendor witnessed by Captains Merriweather Lewis and William Clark as they stood on this ridge over 200 years ago. ¬†With rolling hills and wild flower covered meadows, this historic view is not to be missed. ¬†This byway forms a loop beginning and ending in Tendoy. It is ¬†nearly 40 miles long and follows Old Highway 28, FSR 185, Warm Springs Road, and Lewis and Clark Highway. On this route, you can see the ¬†grave of the Shoshone chief, Chief Tendoy as well as the Sacajawea Memorial. ¬†The route is usually closed to vehicles from November to June but is open to snowmobiles.
Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway
The Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway offers the most diverse landscape in all of Idaho.¬† You will find high desert peaks and lowlands in the desert, but a must see is the Craters of the Moon National Monument.¬† This 140 mile drive also includes the Lost River Valley and Idaho’s highest peak Mt. Borah as well as the lush beauty of the World Class Silver Creek Preserve.
Ponderosa Scenic Byway
Imagine panning for gold in an historic Idaho mining town.¬† Starting in Boise, the Ponderosa Scenic Byway follows highway 21 north through the town of Idaho City.There are many opportunities to fish and camp along the route from Idaho City to Lowman and eventually you will find yourself between the The Sawtooth Wilderness and the Challis National Forest where the beauty unsurpassed. Finally, From one of Banner Summit, one of Idaho’s highest summits, the breathtaking views of Stanley and the Sawtooths await.
Sacajawea Historic Byway
As a valuable part of the Lewis and Clark expedition around 1805, Sacajawea was a skilled Shoshone interpreter and guide.¬† The 132 mile drive begins at the intersection of Interstate 15 at Idaho 33 and on to Idaho 28 north to Salmon.¬† This historical byway is a legacy in that it includes such access to the stories of Lewis and Clark as well as the flight of Chief Tendoy and the Nez Perce and Sacajawea’s homeland.
Sawtooth Scenic Byway
On this 115 mile route, you will begin in the town of Shoshone and follow Highway 75 through the farmlands of Bellevue the historical city of Hailey¬† and on toward the resort areas if Ketchum and Sun Valley which holds the distinction of being the natioins first destination ski resort.¬† With great views of the Boulder Mountains on to the breathtaking overlook at Galena Summit the route takes you to Red Fish Lake and ends at Stanley.