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Designation: Idaho State Scenic Byway
Fees: None.
Length, One-Way: 33 Miles (55.0 Kilometers)
Time: Allow one hour. Allow 3 hours for the loop from Bo

General Information

Description - With the wild turbulent force of the South Fork of the Payette River leading the way, visitors revel not only in the beauty of the canyon formed by the powerful river, but also in the roaming wildlife that call this area home.

Herds of elk numbering near one hundred are not an unusual sight when traveling along the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Their winter range is located near the mid-dle of the route close to the Danskin river access. Along with elk are mule deer, whitetail deer, chukers, wild turkeys, eagles, ospreys, cougars, bears and wolves which frequent this area. Soaring eagles and leaping fish entertain visitors who stop and enjoy the area.

Attractions - The Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway joins two other scenic byways forming a one-day drive from Idaho's capital city of Boise. It can be accessed either by the Ponderosa Scenic Byway on Idaho 21 at Lowman or by the Payette River Scenic Byway on Idaho 55 at Banks. Either route connects with this 33-mile trip through some of the most powerful canyon scenery offered in the state.

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Filed By: Roger Early (Nampa, ID)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: For complete information on my trek down the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway, visit http://www.savannahmichaels.com/WCSByway.htm

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


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