11 Scenic Byways in Idaho Everyone Should Drive at Least Once

Idaho is a big, beautiful state. That means there’s a lot to see – with at least 32 designated scenic byways or backcountry drives to explore. Idaho is known for its ‘taters, but you’ll see so much more than just potato fields. What you will uncover in The Gem State is even better: rugged mountains, millions of acres of wilderness, and world-famous lakes and rivers.

Put Idaho on your list the next time you want to plan a road trip that involves driving along some of the most scenic and wild country you’ll ever experience. You’ll want to have your camera ready!

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/

As you can see, there is so much to explore along the scenic byways in Idaho, even if it’s from the car…with the windows rolled down.

Have you taken any of these epic drives through Idaho? Share your stories in the comments!