Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway

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As you travel the Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway, you’ll see where the expedition unfurled the flag of the United States for the first time west of the Rocky Mountains, as well as spectacular vistas of the Lemhi Pass, Salmon River, Rocky and Lost River mountain ranges, rolling sagebrush and alpine meadows, wildlife, and carpets of wildflowers.

Things To Know

  • Location: The byway is located 20 miles southeast of Salmon off of Idaho 28. Turn east from Idaho 28 at theTendoy store.
  • Attractions include Sharkey Hot Springs, Lemhi Pass, and Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
  • Drive Time: 39 miles. Allow 3 hours.
  • Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).