Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway

This extraordinary byway is said to be the most diverse stretch of road in Idaho–boasting everything from sky-piercing peaks to captivating craters. Explore a vast ocean of lava flows at Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, visit Mount Borah, Idaho’s tallest peak, or explore the first city lit by atomic energy in Arco.

Length

140 miles
225.3 km

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Time

3 hours

Region

Central Idaho

When to Visit

Year-round

31 Byways. 31 Ways to Be Inspired.

A variety of scenic, natural, historic, recreational, archeological and cultural experiences can be found on Idaho’s 31 scenic byways. View the video to get a taste of the adventures that await you, and start planning your next road trip.

Road Trip Tips

Turn-by-Turn Directions: Junction of Idaho 75 and U.S. 20 to Carey. U.S. 93 to Arco, continuing on U.S. 93 to junction of U.S. 93 and Idaho 75.

Full services in: Carey, Arco, Mackay and Challis

Full services: When gas, food and lodging are available

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Travel Tips

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