Pioneer Historic Byway

The Pioneer Historic Byway takes visitors on an adventure through southeastern Idaho. Marvel in the rugged beauty of Red Rock Pass. Discover the world’s only captive geyser in Soda Springs. Or journey to Historic Chesterfield, a ghost town dating back to the 1880s with 27 original structures now on the National Historic Register.

Length

127 miles

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Time

2.5 hours

When to Visit

Year-round

A short clip of Pioneer Scenic Byway.

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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: Begins at the Utah state line and follows U.S. 91, then Idaho 34, north to U.S. 30 and then east to Soda Springs where it meets the Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway. From there, north on Idaho 34 toward the Wyoming state line.

Road Conditions: This is a heavy snowfall area. The section of Idaho 34 between Soda Springs and the Wyoming border may occasionally be closed during the winter.

Full Services in: Preston and Soda Springs

Partial services in: Franklin and Grace

Full Services: When gas, food and lodging are available

Partial Services: When gas and a few other facilities are available

Nearby Adventures

Take to the trails on a thrilling ATV ride, enjoy an afternoon of birdwatching or explore a historic town. Find out what southeastern Idaho has to offer on the Pioneer Historic Byway.

Download Before You Hit the Road

Start planning your epic Idaho road trip with the help of these free travel publications.

Idaho Roadsider

State Highway Map

Travel Tips

Need some ideas for your next Idaho road trip? Check out these travel tips and start planning your adventure.

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