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Quick Facts
Designation: Idaho State Scenic Byway
Designation: USFS Scenic Byway
Fees: Expect to pay entrance fees at the various attrac
Length, One-Way: 115 Miles (191.67 Kilometers)
Time: Allow 3 Hours

General Information

Description - The Sawtooth Scenic Byway takes you along the Sawtooth Mountains- the heart of the Idaho Rockies. From Shoshone to the south, this byway rolls northward through fertile agricultural land to the resort towns of Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley and then carves its way through the rocks and woodlands of the rugged Sawtooth National Recreation Area, which is packed with rivers, streams, and 300 alpine lakes. Views of the headwaters of the Salmon River through its high mountain valley can be perceived by the traveler of the byway. Also, the peaks of Boulder, White Cloud and Sawtooth mountains dominate the skies for 60 miles in any direction. You'll see for yourself why the Sawtooths are called "America's Alps."

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

Location -

Directions from : The route begins at Shoshone and follows a route northerly along SH-75 to a junction with SH-21 at Stanley. This route follows the Wood River through agricultural land to the resort towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley and through the forested Wood River Valley to Galena Summit.

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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.
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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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