One Of The Most Scenic Drives In America Is Right Here In Idaho

Idaho’s vibrant natural scenery, combined with its spectacular regional diversity, idyllic weather, abundance of wildlife, outdoor recreation, and picture-perfect vistas does more than make the Gem State an incredibly beautiful place to live and explore; it also means that road trip opportunities and destinations are endless! Here in our big-little slice of heaven, taking the road less traveled is a wonderful way to navigate the wonders and hidden gems around the state. While some of Idaho’s scenic byways have historic significance, others are gateways to the delights tucked away in our small towns. Whatever your preference, with well over two dozen scenic byways weaving and interconnecting through the most beautiful parts of the state, you’re never going to have to worry about running out of things to explore.

But of all the memory-making road trips in Idaho you could take, there’s only one that has made the U.S. list of the 32 All-American Roads, and has been ranked as one of the Top 10 scenic drives in the Northern Rockies. The International Selkirk Loop is a unique, 280 mile-long scenic drive which winds through Idaho, Washington and Canada–the only two-nation scenic byway in the country. The stunning Selkirk Mountains set the stage for the Idaho loop of this drive, which is punctuated by crisp, rush rivers, sparkling lakes and snow-capped peaks. It’s a spectacular way to rediscover the magic of Idaho’s panhandle! Recommended time for this epic adventure: 7 days.

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Ready for the most exhilarating trip of your life? You can get all the maps and detour routes here.