Starting at the crossing of the Snake River, the Oregon Trail Backcountry Byway follows the route of the pioneers as they crossed the Idaho desert. Take a journey back in time as you walk in the ruts created by thousands of emigrants in search of a new home. Much of this route appears the same today as it did when pioneers traveled this route.
Things To Know
Location: The byway starts at Glenns Ferry, 75 miles southeast of Boise. It can be reached from exit 121 off I-84.
Attractions include numerous historical sites can be found along the route. These include Three Island Crossing of the Snake River, the hot springs site, Canyon Creek, and Mayfield.
Drive Time: 102 miles. It is an all-day trip from Boise.
Full services available in Glenns Ferry and Mtn. Home; no services along the byway.
Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).