International Selkirk Loop – Idaho Portion

The International Selkirk Loop—North America’s only multinational scenic drive—is a 280-mile journey around the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho, Washington and British Columbia. With nearly the entire Idaho portion following crystal-clear rivers and lakeshores, the International Selkirk Loop is a road trip of a lifetime.


89.2 miles
144 km

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1 hour, 49 minutes



When to Visit


Portions of the route may be closed in the winter.

Discover Idaho’s Portion of the International Selkirk Loop

The International Selkirk Loop connects two Idaho scenic byways—Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway and Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage. View the video to get a taste of the adventures that await you in Idaho, and start planning your next road trip.

Road Trip Tips

Turn-by-Turn Directions: From Oldtown, head north on U.S. Route 2 through Sandpoint towards Bonners Ferry. Continue north on U.S. Route 95, take the left fork onto the 1 to the Canadian border and cross the Idaho-Canada border in Porthill. 

Road Conditions: Check conditions before traveling in the winter. The road can be icy.

Full Services in: Oldtown, Priest River, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry

Motorcycle Route: Yes

Full Services: When gas, food and lodging are available

Partial Services: When gas and a few other facilities are available

Download Before You Hit the Road

Start planning your epic Idaho road trip with the help of these free travel publications.

Idaho Roadsider

State Highway Map

Travel Tips

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