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The One Underrated Road Trip In Idaho You Never Thought To Take (But Totally Should)

Idaho has no shortage of scenic byways. Over 30 crisscross the state, in fact, bringing road trippers through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Gem State, and to some of the most breathtaking panoramic overlooks. While it’s near-impossible to choose a favorite, there’s no doubt that one gorgeously looping road rises to the top: the Salmon River Scenic Byway through Central Idaho.

This 161-mile journey explores some of the most historic, treasured, and rugged terrain in the state and caters to the rugged, tenacious Idahoan. And while remote, alpine lakes mark the end of this wilderness journey, every mile offers magnificent Idaho beauty. Are you up for the journey?

Have you ever traveled the Salmon River Scenic Byway? There’s nothing quite like it!

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and Idaho native who has loves basking in Idaho sunsets and indulging in spontaneous nature walks across the state.