Scenic, Historic and Backcountry Byways in Idaho
Sawtooth Wilderness from the Sawtooth Scenic Byway
Idaho has some gorgeous scenic byways, crossing some truly beautiful countryside and leading into other-worldly landscapes. There's the high desert uplands of the Owyhee Plateau, the western slopes of the Grand Tetons, the wild and woolly forest of the St. Joe River area, the beautiful lake scenery around Lake Couer d'Alene, the deep valley views of forest and snow-capped peaks of the International Selkirk Loop, the deep canyon of Hells Canyon... the list is long and varied. This is not a state where you drive the road once and think you've seen it all. This is a state where you drive the byways to places you could spend years exploring... and you make plans to go back again and again and again.
Borah Peak, Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway
Scenic, Historic and Back Country Byways in Idaho
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0
Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain