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Quick Facts
Designation: Idaho State Scenic Byway
Fees: Entrance fees at campsites and campgrounds.
Length, One-Way: 161 Miles (268.33 Kilometers)
Time: Allow 3.5 hours.

General Information

Description - The Salmon River Scenic Byway begins near the Montana border at the 6,995-foot-high Lost Trail Pass. Lewis and Clark were forced to come this way in 1805 when their native guide lost the trail. The spectacular view from this vantage point has changed little since those travelers explored the West many years ago. This route to Stanley follows the Salmon River through the Salmon and Challis National Forests. The river and its forks serve as important natural pathways into Idaho's rugged back country. The deer, elk and moose that often graze along the hills and meadows that line this road provide a glimpse of what is found in the wild country beyond.

Attractions - The Salmon River Scenic Byway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The route begins at Stanley at the junction of SH-21 and follows SH-75 northeasterly to Challis and U.S. 93 northerly to the Montana state line.

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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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