Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

The rocky northern shoreline of Lake Pend Oreille—Idaho’s largest and deepest lake—sets the route for the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. Revel in impressive alpine vistas, far-reaching forests and sparkling water as far as the eye can see. Accessible year-round, this byway offers magnificent winter views and dramatic fall colors. 


33.4 miles
53.75 km

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1 hour,
30 minutes

When to Visit


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: This byway begins at U.S. 95 north of Sandpoint and follows Idaho 200 to the Montana state line.

Road Conditions: Two-lane paved road with numerous scenic turnouts. If driving during winter, be prepared for winter road conditions, including ice and snow.

Full Services in: Sandpoint, Clark Fork and Ponderay 

Partial Services in: Hope

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

 Four seasons of recreational activities greet visitors on the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. Spend a day on the waters of Idaho’s deepest lake or hit the slopes at Schweitzer in the winter.

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