The Most Epic North Idaho Waterfalls Road Trip Is Here — And You’ll Want To Do It
Northern Idaho, we have arrived.
The Idaho Panhandle is awesomely blessed with an abundance of tree-lined mountains and a cooler climate. This near-perfect combination of natural elements not only makes for an idyllic getaway, but combines to create some absolutely breathtaking waterfalls around virtually every corner. During spring run-off these falls are at the height of their glory as they come cascading over rocky precipices in stunning ethereal sprays.
In fact, so filled to the brim with waterfalls is our northern region that this road trip is by far the longest we’ve published so far, taking courageous Idaho travelers just shy of Canada’s border and back, making it ideal for an extended three or four-day weekend (see note below). At more than 350 miles and 12 hours of drive time, you’ll be guided to nine awesome cataracts, with the opportunity to see a dozen or so more along the way. So if you’re ready to check out even more of Idaho’s majestic scenery and witness some of our state’s most epic falls to date, check it out:
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You’ll notice that this trip doesn’t make a complete loop as our road trips normally do. Due to the impassiveness of Idaho’s uppermost landscape, a series of detours are necessary to return to your original starting point; however, the openness allows you to make this trip your own by taking a quick hop into Canada, or camping in Idaho’s hidden recesses. The choice is yours! Rounding out the trip back to Nordman will bring the trip to over 450 miles total.