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Designation: BLM Back Country Byway
Designation: Idaho State Scenic Backway
Length, One-Way: 39 Miles (65.0 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - Almost 200 years ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark stood high on a ridge-line that divides continental waters, and began the discovery of the Pacific Northwest.

Stands of fir and pine trees, high-mountain meadows and rolling, jade-colored hills look much the same today as when the famous explorers journeyed to the crest of Lemhi Pass in 1805.

As you travel the Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway, you'll see where the expedition unfurled the flag of the United States for the first time west of the Rocky Mountains, as well as spectacular vistas of the Lemhi Pass, Salmon River, Rocky and Lost River mountain ranges, rolling sagebrush and alpine meadows, wildlife, and carpets of wildflowers.

Attractions - The Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway is known for it's Historical and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The byway begins about 20 miles south of Salmon, Idaho. Turn east from Idaho 28 at the Tendoy intersection.

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Additional Information:
Central Idaho -
Idaho Scenic Byways - Idaho offers close to 20 state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated scenic, historic and backcountry byways. These byways travel through Idaho's diverse geography and lead to historic sites.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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