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?

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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