Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

With rugged mountains, wildlife and year-round access, the Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway showcases panoramic views and all types of outdoor adventure in northern Idaho.


35.8 miles
57.6 km

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1 hour,
30 minutes



When to Visit


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Road Trip Tips

Turn-by-Turn Directions: This byway begins at the junction of Interstate 90 and Idaho 97 and follows Idaho 97 south and east along Lake Coeur d’Alene to Idaho 3.

Road Conditions: Idaho 97 is a two-lane, paved winding road with few passing lanes.

Full Services in: Coeur d’Alene, Harrison
Partial Services in: Carlin Bay, Squaw Bay

Motorcycle Route: Yes

Full Services: When gas, food and lodging are available
Partial Services: When gas and a few other facilities are available

Nearby Adventures

Discover peak eagle watching during December and January, dramatic colors in the fall and a plethora of summer outdoor activities like water sports and cycling along the Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway. 

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Travel Tips

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