From Byway To Byway, Take This Epic Road Trip On Some Of The Best Scenic Backroads In Idaho

When you want to see some of the most beautiful gems that Idaho has to offer, hop off the main roads. There are 31 scenic byways in Idaho and each offers its own sights and features that you don’t want to miss. To help you experience just a small portion of what these backroads in Idaho have to offer, we created this road trip. The vast majority of your trip will be on back roads – some are even gravel – around the southeastern and south-central parts of the state. Just be prepared, as this is one of the most beautiful drives in Idaho that you can take.

You can end the road trip at the end of the Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway, or for even more adventure, hop on the Sawtooth Scenic Byway and travel south to Twin Falls or up north to Ketchum and Hailey – there really isn’t any wrong option. No matter what you choose, it’s going to be gorgeous.

What is your favorite scenic drive in Idaho? What makes it so great? Please share your thoughts with us and your fellow travelers in the comments.

Address: Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, Idaho, USA
Address: Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route, Idaho, USA
Address: Salmon River, Idaho, USA
Address: Payette River, Idaho, USA
Address: Thousand Springs State Park - Ritter Island, 1205 Thousand Springs Grade, Wendell, ID 83355, USA
Address: WildLife canyon Scenic Byway, Banks Lowman Rd, Garden Valley, ID 83622, USA
Address: Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, USA